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Old 05-08-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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Organic Weed Killer


What do find works as a weed killer that is organically approved? Don't mention hoeing, digging, pulling. I need to spray weeds around my buildings, but am certified organic.
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I've been looking for a pet safe weed killer and not a lot out there. What I find most often mentioned is the vinegar and salt approach and have tried it but found that most plants recover after a week or so. I had used the 5% store variety and I'm now looking for the 10% they say to use. Not having a lot of luck.

In my case I want to kill everything along the fence that forms the puppies yard 20x30. We have an influx of ticks and the ticks and the puppies like the tall grass right where I can't mow it.

I'll be watching to see what others may suggest. For now I'm hoping that repeated applications of the vinegar/salt will keep the growth down and maybe eventually kill the roots.

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Residential targeted herbicides (Killex, etc.) are banned up here. In addition to 'home-product' type mixtures, there is a line of more natural products such as Weed-B-Gone (Scotts) and Weedout (Wilsons) that are reasonably effective. They apparently overload the plant with iron. I don't know if they are for general application - I just use it for spot weeding, may require more than one application and aren't effective on all weeds.
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I use vinegar. For a couple years, I could even get the daughter out there to spray for me but now she knows it's just work.

Sometimes have to spray twice but it kills just about anything eventually.
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Residential targeted herbicides (Killex, etc.) are banned up here. In addition to 'home-product' type mixtures, there is a line of more natural products such as Weed-B-Gone (Scotts) and Weedout (Wilsons) that are reasonably effective. They apparently overload the plant with iron. I don't know if they are for general application - I just use it for spot weeding, may require more than one application and aren't effective on all weeds.
On the main ingredient for Weed-B-Gone, I found some issues, at least for Bud's puppies. I looked it up because I need more iron in the garden.

https://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/category-...agents&id=2215

I looked up the chemical, not the concentration.
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I had used the 5% store variety and I'm now looking for the 10% they say to use. Not having a lot of luck.
I'd try a local nursery. Particularly those that cater to the organic segment.

You might want to look for 20 percent which is easier to find, at least in my area. It can be used full strength, or diluted down to the 10% strength.

If you can't find it locally, Amazon has it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GB8PS9I?psc=1
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On the main ingredient for Weed-B-Gone, I found some issues, at least for Bud's puppies. I looked it up because I need more iron in the garden.

https://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/category-...agents&id=2215

I looked up the chemical, not the concentration.
Apparently the Weed-B-Gon (Scotts/Ortho) available in Canada (or at least Ontario) is a different formulation than the US because of our restrictions, and is iron-based.
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I have used this stuff with success as well.

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