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Garden weeds and Moss

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by tazuk123, 31 Aug 2020.

  1. tazuk123

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    Hi,

    Can anybody help with me getting rid of these weeds in my front garden. Not sure what to buy as the weed killers I’ve purchased seem to last a week.
     

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    Glyphosate will kill the live ones by absorption through their leaves, and is inactivated when it touches the soil so it does not poison the ground. You can spray it on.

    If you keep disturbing the soil by pulling weeds up you will encourage new ones to grow. You can cut the dead ones off.

    "Pathclear" will prevent new seeds from germinating. It leaves a film on the surface of the soil. If you disturb it, e.g. by hoeing, raking or weeding, they can grow again. You may need to do it a couple of times a year. It does not "soak into" the ground and poison it so it does not kill existing trees and bushes, it just prevents seeds from coming through. You can apply it with a watering can. Preferably buy a red one for use only with weedkillers and not for watering plants.

    For moss, water on "Wet and Forget" and it will die. Again, if you disturb the surface, it will regrow unless you treat again. A 5 litre bottle will last you for years.
     
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    Considering it's a small area, the size of the weeds, and they're right next to your door, you'd be better off manually weeding that for now. With weedkiller (ie glyphosate) you'll be walking past dying/dead weeds for the next month.

    Maybe in a few weeks time spray the regrowth.
     
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    Used to have one of them when I had a block paved drive years ago and they are very good. Design has changed over the years since and they look far superior these days.
     
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    Wire brush did the trick thank you! Now any ideas how to make my garden look less like a prison? Thank you.
     

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    A few pots with bedding plants would be a start?

    Beyond that you could do:
    Wheelie bin store
    Big raised bed along the wall, planted up to give privacy
    Wooden trellis on the railings
    Flowering climbing plants on the railings
    Freestanding water feature, either mains or solar
    Bench to sit out on and have a cup of coffee, if that's your thing
    Some type of artwork/sculpture/ornament, assuming it cant or wont be nicked.
     
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    Plant some weeds? ;)
     
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    sun lounger and Martini umbrella.
     
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    Don’t expect any miracles before the spring. (Any indoor DIY projects?)
    In the early spring, buy a few growbags and some trellis or something and grow a row of sunflowers, tomatoes, sweat peas etc. etc.
    Then think about the longer term.
    How much sun does it get?
     
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    To keep your patio/paving non slippy and free of moss/algea, get BAC 50 - aka Benzalkonium Chloride - £40 buys 5 litres which you dilute 1:50 with water and spray or brush it on. Within a day or so the patio looks like new and it inhibits reappearance for a year or more. I use it on my driveway, footpaths, and patio and a 5 litre container will last me at least 5 years
     
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    If you decide on using pots try to get the biggest pots you possibly can get.
    Besides being difficult to steal they also require less maintenance.
    A small pot will dry out a lot quicker and need watering much more often compared to a big pot.

    On a side note, if I was you, I would completely avoid using chemical weed control especially if you have pets or children.
    The weeds are not the problem it's the way they are managed that is the problem.
     
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