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Ken/Wa
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Last summer I scraped about an acre of old gravel down to the base, then put new gravel down. Grass is now sprouting up through the gravel. What can I use to keep the grass from coming through. I used some premixed roundup, but it did not work. I have a 115" deep well about 20 feet from the lower area, so do not want to contaminate that. Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

'Mix your own' Roundup is fairly safe (and you can 'up' the dosage). I spray and pick the stuff out of my drive/parking area (lots of time on my hands). Check with your local landscape folks, they may have a solution. HTH
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

P.S. that stuff grows better than new seed, trying to figure a way to transplant it. Mostly it is wanting our gravel to be 'pristine', almost not worth the effort.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The problem that I have had with Roundup in spraying an area like that is that it only works for a short time. So you have to spray it five or six times per year.
I had good results this year with Bayer DuraZone Weed and Grass Killer (up to 6 months protection). I got at least 4 or 5 months weed free on some gravel areas at the farm.
Monsanto may have some similar extended control products available.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

got any ballasted tires you need to unlaod?

that or bagged cacl.. or some softener salt perhaps
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Like SG, I've used old filled tires drain. lasts quite awhile.
Things grow good here, my driveway and trails are always fighting grass.
dragging a landscape rake around weekly (or more) keeps it in check.
rake works best on fine gravel, the gravel rubbing together shreds the grass well.
I also scavenge old carpeting and use it as a gravel underlay, or just lay it where I park tractors. lasts 5 years or so
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use a vegetation killer that kills everything (grasses and weeds). When you spray it do it on a calm day because you don't want to kill the grass along the drive way.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I went down to HD, and they had a grandular product called Noxall. It showed it over gravel. It says it will last for a year, and kills vegetation. Has anyone used it.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Drained my 2N rears into a feeder ditch that goes to the 'main' drainage (60' in 250' slope). Foliage (not foilage) kilt for less than 1 yr. from site-nada beyond. What I'm saying is; cacl is bad stuff, BUT, not that bad. HTH
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have never seen it in our area. Sounds like it would work and no worry about over spray like liquid sprays.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Use Pramitol or Prometron, they're both good total vegatation killers that will last all year. It's used in junkyards and oil fields and under asphalt.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

nice thing about cacl is it makes a good dust control too. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ken/wa wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:47:26 11/03/12) Last summer I scraped about an acre of old gravel down to the base, then put new gravel down. Grass is now sprouting up through the gravel. What can I use to keep the grass from coming through. I used some premixed roundup, but it did not work. I have a 115" deep well about 20 feet from the lower area, so do not want to contaminate that. Thanks


I use glyphosate concentrate (generic Roundup) - one application in the spring and a second in late summer. Never had a problem with my shallow (650') well Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use "Quick Pro" it's a Round up product I get from Tractor Supply store.
73.3% Glyphosate add one 1.5 oz. per gallon
Five packs for around $17.00 bucks works for about six months. It comes in a green and white box.
My driveway going down to my wood shop was almost overgrown with weeds and grass so I used the loader bucket and back dragged all of the gravel with the teeth then smoothed it out with the back blade did this back in May and just re did it about two weeks ago
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: OT Killing grass in gravel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use "Quick Pro" it's a Round up product I get from Tractor Supply store.
73.3% Glyphosate add one 1.5 oz. per gallon
Five packs for around $17.00 bucks works for about six months. It comes in a green and white box.
My driveway going down to my wood shop was almost overgrown with weeds and grass so I used the loader bucket and back dragged all of the gravel with the teeth then smoothed it out with the back blade did this back in May and just re did it about two weeks ago
 
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