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Ukyo8
07-21-2013, 09:05 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm trying to get rid of a large area of soil that is completely covered with weeds.

I've had some luck with the "round up" pumps that you can buy at the store, but at $36 a container it's not feasible for such a large area.

Really trying to do this on a budget.

What would you recommend?

Does anybody know where you can buy legal chemicals in bulk?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Cheers

codetrap
07-21-2013, 09:29 PM
How large an area? Can you just mow it down to the earth then spray with a garden hose and killex?

Ukyo8
07-21-2013, 09:40 PM
The area is about 5000 sq ft

I will look into this stuff.

whydontchathen
07-21-2013, 09:51 PM
The question is, what are you planning to after you kill the weeds? They won't stay gone, I don't think. I fought a losing battle for years with the weeds in my gravel driveway. Up the centre, and down each side of the driveway. Years and years and years I sprayed Roundup, but I finally sold and moved 12 years ago; you should see the weeds now! lol

89coupe
07-21-2013, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Ukyo8
Hey everyone,

I'm trying to get rid of a large area of soil that is completely covered with weeds.

I've had some luck with the "round up" pumps that you can buy at the store, but at $36 a container it's not feasible for such a large area.

Really trying to do this on a budget.

What would you recommend?

Does anybody know where you can buy legal chemicals in bulk?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Cheers

Pull them out by the roots with your hands. 5000sq/ft is fuck all, should only take a couple hours.

ExtraSlow
07-22-2013, 05:11 AM
UFA will have the chemicals you need.

AudiPWR
07-22-2013, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by 89coupe


Pull them out by the roots with your hands. 5000sq/ft is fuck all, should only take a couple hours.

Exactly. Get some buddies, some beers and have at er'. The only real way to rid of weeds is to pull every one from the roots.

sillysod
07-22-2013, 07:12 AM
You can use a tiger torch too. It's very non-selective and cheap.

ExtraSlow
07-22-2013, 07:15 AM
the torch method is so relaxing. Get a few buddies, have two of them of hose-duty, and the rest of you get drunk and play with the flame-thrower. Good times.

eblend
07-22-2013, 07:30 AM
I posted this a few years back on here:

http://www3.telus.net/eblend/Misc/Trillion%20Herbicide%20Application%20Guide-page-001.jpg

Ukyo8
07-22-2013, 03:52 PM
Thanks for the help everyone, got lots of options now.