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Pet friendly weed killer?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Amelia66, Jun 15, 2017.


  1. Amelia66

    Amelia66 PetForums VIP

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    Is there such a thing? or is pulling them by hand the only option?
     
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    There are some which are supposed to be pet friendly, but I don't trust them and wouldn't risk it.

    I do pull weeds by hand, but I believe a mix of salt and boiling water will kill them.
     
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    I was just looking at the grass growing between my paving stones and considering the salt and boiling water treatment
     
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    Flamethrower i guess :) the pyromaniac in me wants one of those :eek:
     
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    Brown vinegar works, is that pet safe?
     
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    Just pour boiling water on them
     
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    Is vinegar...vinegar...dogs can have apple cider vinegar??? Ones malt based...ones apple cider based..that's my knowledge on vinegar...or no knowledge!
     
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    The burner things are OK on weeds that don't have deep thick roots, such as dandelions and docks - the heat wouldn't reach all the way down and neither would salt and boiling water. Those really need to be either dug out (difficult if in paving) or weedkillered. With planning, and selective treatment (weed could be covered over for a few days after application whilst the chemical is absorbed - poo bags come in handy for this) or treat one area at a time and keep the dog off it for a few days. If the dog eats grass, I'd avoid using weedkiller on it, and pull or dig out - or use the salt/water.
     
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    Don't kill the dandelions!! you can eat them they are very good for you.(taste horrible though) I pick ours and give them to the Cockatiel, he loves them, i don't use weed killer at work either as we pick the dandelions for the chickens.
     
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    My Mom use to put dry salt round the bottom of dandelions and it does kill them.
     
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    round up is supposedly ok as soon as it is dry.
     
  14. rona

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    All these horrendous methods that kill all the creatures too :(
     
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    Dandelions are the best all round garden flower!

    They grow in sun or shade.
    They can tolerate any soil type.
    They are drought proof.
    They have a long flowering season: from early spring until late autumn, with even the odd flower in winter too.
    They are great for wildlife, especially our beleaguered bees.
    The leaves can be blanched and used in salads.
    The flowers and roots can be used make tea.
    They come back year after year and self seed.
    The 'clocks' are loved by children and can be used to tell the time...
    And they have the most gorgeous rich golden flowers.

    If dandelions weren't so freely available people would pay good money for them!
     
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