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Weedkiller on block paving



 
 
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Old May 12th 08, 12:44 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Weedkiller on block paving

Anyone know if there are any problems with using sodium chlorate
solution on block paving? The weeds are starting to show but I don't
want to damage the blocks.

TIA

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Old May 12th 08, 06:15 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On May 12, 11:44*am, F news@nowhere wrote:
Anyone know if there are any problems with using sodium chlorate
solution on block paving? The weeds are starting to show but I don't
want to damage the blocks.

TIA

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I have used sodium chlorate on my block paving for several years and
it has not affected the blocks.

It does not clear moss very well and I use a separate moss killer for
this.
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Old May 12th 08, 06:16 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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F wrote:
Anyone know if there are any problems with using sodium chlorate
solution on block paving? The weeds are starting to show but I don't
want to damage the blocks.

TIA


There is no problem using any weedkiller on block paving, except that SC
doesn't work.

Roundup is what you need - around 4.50 for a litre of ready mixed stuff in
a spray gun and an hours work instead of 5 minutes, but it kills the roots,
whereas almost all other weedkillers kill the tops only.

SC is supposed to make the ground unplantable, but the last house I had had
a large paved area at the back and the horsetails and dandelions used to
thrive on the stuff.


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Old May 13th 08, 01:28 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 12/05/2008 17:16 Phil L wrote:

SC is supposed to make the ground unplantable, but the last house I had had
a large paved area at the back and the horsetails and dandelions used to
thrive on the stuff.


Weird, it's worked well for me in the past.

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