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Old 08-17-2019, 10:31 AM
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I know, I know, all Villagers complain about weeds, just as we complain about having to drive 15 minutes to get somewhere.
This is different. Something is radically wrong here. I have the conventional rock landscape around the house with weed mat and flowers. IF I DONT WEED DAILY...the weeds begin to take over. God forbid, if I miss a day or two, you can't see the rocks for the weeds. Recently I dumped...not sprayed...half a huge container of Round Up on a particularly difficult area. And yes the weeds are back.
I beginning to wonder if my landscaping is too wet underneath.
Thanking you in advance, I appreciate any and all advice you can offer from your vast bank of wisdom, expertise, and experience, including names of reliable contractors or any other success your had in this weedy battle.

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:37 AM
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Vinegar with a little salt and a squirt of liquid soap is a safe alternative to Round-Up.
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Are you using Round Up with preventive? Get the Round up that prevents weeds from returning, not the regular just kill stuff......Sounds like the weed mat used was not very effective. Might want to give the landscaper a call to come check their work.

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Vinegar with a little salt and a squirt of liquid soap is a safe alternative to Round-Up.
Some say the salt is not good for the soil.
Oh wait... what soil.
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What happens is the weed block fabric under the stones breaks down after a while and the weeds poke through.
I have the same problem. One solution is to remove the rocks and replace the fabric. Then put the stones back (big job).
This is stronger than regular RoundUp.

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Old 08-18-2019, 08:11 AM
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We share your pain. It is next to impossible to keep out weeds without spraying them with Nast stuff. We hate to use chemicals and tried for a few years to avoid them, but have grown sick and tired of wasting our precious Villages time on our hands and knees pulling weeds. We finally gave up and now pay our lawn guy to spray the weeds and spend our time in the Villages doing much more fun things.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:36 AM
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Agreed! Vinegar & salt are better weed killers & significantly less harmful to environment (water table).
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:39 AM
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Vinegar with a little salt and a squirt of liquid soap is a safe alternative to Round-Up.
It works for me. I buy the Epson salt and vinegar from Sam’s.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:03 AM
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The good thing about all of the rain we have had recently is that it makes the weeds easy to pull.

Weed-pulling can be quite therapeutic if you don't think of it as a chore.

Do you have other plants in there, to try to block out the weeds?
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:05 PM
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I've never seen it worse than it is this year. There is some lacey looking stuff, some green and some reddish in color, that seems to show up everywhere. What is this stuff and where do all the seeds come from?
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