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I used the
"1 gallon of white or distilled vinegar
1 cup of salt
2 tbsp liquid dish detergent unscented"
all last year with no problems and did a side by side test with round-up, and the mix worked better

I know some one that got a $1,000 fine for having roundup on his trailer with no paper work for it (msds)
I'm gonna try it. Thanks!
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What or how do you guys go about charging for spot weed kill. Like drive ways, side walks, spot areas in beds? Calculate for price or just toss it in for your customer at N/C? Over a year this would cost you big time. Thoughts?
I charge 5 dollars extra per week for this, unless it is just a samll amount of weeds in the front of the house like a driveway crack. That really shows up to the neighbors and makes it look unfinished. If you do make sure that the front yard looks great you will pick up customers in the area.
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I charge 5 dollars extra per week for this, unless it is just a samll amount of weeds in the front of the house like a driveway crack. That really shows up to the neighbors and makes it look unfinished. If you do make sure that the front yard looks great you will pick up customers in the area.
Sounds good. That is kind of the way I have been doing it. I have this one customer who I mow every week and he has an area about 750 sq foot by the lake that is rocks only. I spray the weeds and then the next week they come up in another place so it is like an on going thing. Thanks for the information.
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Sounds good. That is kind of the way I have been doing it. I have this one customer who I mow every week and he has an area about 750 sq foot by the lake that is rocks only. I spray the weeds and then the next week they come up in another place so it is like an on going thing. Thanks for the information.
YOU CAN'T USE ROUND-UP NEAR A LAKE THE EPA WILL KILL YOU. I think its like $100,000 fine
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I have used RoundUp Weed & Grass Killer. Its rainproof in 10 minutes. You spray or foam what you want to kill. visible proof in 4-6 hours the plant on the surface turns brown and is dead. Complete kill of the entire plant, roots and all within 1-2 weeks. I swear by the stuff. My sidewalk is weed/grass free in the cracks. No more weedwacking the darn cracks and wasting time.

check out the product label here -> http://www.scotts.com/smg/products/r.../PNGRefill.pdf

Landscape fabric sucks cause weeds find a way to grow through it.

It doesn't matter how much mulch you put in the flower bed. Weeds and grasses will find a route to sunlight and heat.

If you do not want plants in a flower bed to be treated. Take some cardboard and shield the plant while you spray the weeds you want to kill. within 1-2 weeks the weeds will be dead and will breakdown into compost for the soil.

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Thank you Paul for the help.
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Pull it all by hand roots and all. Use 2 applications of surflan pre emerge 1 week apart mix at 3oz to a gallon and repeat treatment every 2 weeks for a month you will keep it down. Looking for a quick burn look for Reward it contains dyquat. Pre emerge will not harm the lantana Reward may burn it a bit if you get drift but it wont kill it.. so long as you dont soak it. I have used this combo for a long time and it works great. They use dyquat to burn the leaves off of cotton plants before picking... burns off the foilage but with the right mix the plant can survive. Mix Reward at 2.5 oz per gallon.
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A trick I learned: Add some food coloring to the weed killer, blue works best n my opinion, allows you to see whats been sprayed and what hasnt, washes away first rain.
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I used the
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all last year with no problems and did a side by side test with round-up, and the mix worked better

I know some one that got a $1,000 fine for having roundup on his trailer with no paper work for it (msds)
I am going to try this and see how well it works.
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