that time of year again – what weedkiller?
been trawling over old threads on the subject but havent found anything recent. old threads seemed to be split between gallup 360 and simple salt mixed with water.
if it makes any difference, this is for those annoying little weeds that seem to spread all over gravel. easy to pull out but theres millions of them, so easier just to nuke em.
one of the ‘advantages’ mentioned with gallup seemed to be that it doesnt destroy the root, just whats growing at the time, but to me thatd be a disadvantage, i want to blitz the whole lot never to return. unrealistic maybe, but what will give me best results, salt or the strong stuff?
thanksPosted 10 months agostumpyjonSubscriber
About the only stuff you can get now is Glyphosate based. It is systemic so takes a few weeks to work on broad leaf weeds. The ones that promise results very quickly aren’t so great, they just burn the leaves off. Creating your own formulations is technicak illegal, just buy something Glyphosate based and follow the instructions.Posted 10 months agoCougarSubscriber
how do you know its stronger? what figures should i look out for on the bottle/packet?
First line on the back of the bottle says, “MAPP 13848 contains 90g/l glphosate in a soluble solution” (as opposed to all those other kinds of solution I suppose). This is Tesco’s own brand. I can’t remember what the big names are now but they were slightly lower (I think maybe 80g/l?). I bought a concentrated bottle and a hand-pump spray bottle thing (says “2L pressure sprayer” on it), works out considerably cheaper than buying poxy little ‘ready to use’ spray bottles.
As Jon says, it takes a couple of weeks to work, but work it does.Posted 10 months agomark90Member
Another Rosate / glyphosate user here. I have the 5L container and mix up in a sprayer. Bought when we had a load of ivy to nuke. Still have loads left as it goes a long way.
Pathclear is good and does seem to keep weeds suppressed for longer, but is expensive. I failed to bulk buy whatever was the active ingredient that stays in the ground for up to 6 months, forget what it is now.Posted 10 months ago
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