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Old 03-27-2020, 02:25 PM
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Preen works well. Doesn’t bother established plants because it only prevents new growth. It doesn’t kill anything. And they have a newer product that works for 6 months instead of just 3.
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Please, please...do not use Roundup!! It's a known carcinogen. You can simply make your own...1 gal. vinegar, 1 cup table salt, 1 teaspoon (blue) Dawn dish soap. The Dawn will make the concoction stick to the leaves. Thanks for being gentle to our planet while killing weeds!
Known by who? Here is the latest (30 January 2020) information from the Federal Government. I don't consider lawyers who win lawsuits to know anything about science or medicine.

"EPA has concluded its regulatory review of glyphosate—the most widely used herbicide in the United States. After a thorough review of the best available science, as required under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, EPA has concluded that there are no risks of concern to human health when glyphosate is used according to the label and that it is not a carcinogen."
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Please, please...do not use Roundup!! It's a known carcinogen. You can simply make your own...1 gal. vinegar, 1 cup table salt, 1 teaspoon (blue) Dawn dish soap. The Dawn will make the concoction stick to the leaves. Thanks for being gentle to our planet while killing weeds!
How much water?
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Old 03-28-2020, 12:12 PM
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What Village do you live in? My wife pulls weeds but only around the Dunedin area
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Looking for recommendations for weeders. Do you have a reliable, person or company that you use?
I can only tell you that I have a local gentleman coming over Monday AM to get my out-of-control weeds organized. I have all rocks front&back so the challenge is getting all the weeds up thru roots along fence and thru rocks. He up-roots, spritzes the main root thing w/whatever root thing he uses and pulls all remaining weeds up&out, My vinegar solution should work in the future once the weeds are up-rooted. We'll see...fingers crossed
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There are other threads on this topic if you do a search. I think the best way to control weeds is to spray them yourself with a weed killer. Hiring someone is tricky because you really never know when you will need the job done. It seems like weeds can pop up almost overnight.
Zoysia Green. Had these people for 6 years. They know lawns, and weeds, and treat according to requirements. I have one of the best lawns in the neighbour hood. If you want to spray with a bottle. Lots of luck. There is also mole crickets,and Beatles, and other bugs that will eat your lawn
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Old 04-18-2020, 03:28 PM
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We need someone to weed near Spanish Springs.
Please call me! Laura 917-224-4153
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I leave mine till we get back...weeds aren't going any wheres, doesn't look all that bad when we return
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I have a CYV, so the landscaping is not extensive, but it's all rocks since we had the grass removed. I use Spectracide Ready-to-Use 1-Gallon Weed and Grass Killer. It's $7.98 with sprayer at Lowes in Trailwinds on 466A and their website said they have 343 in stock. Kills the weed in 3 hours or less, and it works everytime.

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Old 04-19-2020, 07:40 AM
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Try choice maintenance. 352-502-2880
I'd be very careful with these guys....one and done for me! Assured me of a quality job. What I found on my return, hacked down clumps of weeds and worst of all they destroyed my vinyl siding with a weed trimmer!
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good luck finding someone. I do a great deal of gardening because it is my hobby and i like it. Mostly pull and cannot find people who will take the time to do it correctly. I use 20 percent vinegar in a sprayer for weeds but weeding down here is a career because of the water and warm weather. Preen may help as it is a chemical but prevents seeds from germinating and when desperate, i use it. It will remain effective for about 3 months. It is granular and can be sprinkled about the area where needed. It helps a great deal.
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