BML
Full Member
Posts: 44
Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:10 am
Location: The village of Steventon In Oxfordshire England

Weed killer for gravel area.

I have bought a container of Glyphogan to clear an area of gravel but the instructions are to complex for me to be able to work out the ratio of Glyphogan to water. Can anyone help?

bullthistle
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1152
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:26 pm
Location: North Carolina

Be careful that stuff can be dangerous. It should say on the bottle either a 1% or 2% mix depending on what you are killing. Figure out how many cups are in a gallon or two or three, if it is a 100 then add one cup or two cups of Glyphogan. If it is 50 then add a 1/2 or 1 cup. Sorry but you have different measurements in the UK. Go to a measuring site in Google.

BML
Full Member
Posts: 44
Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:10 am
Location: The village of Steventon In Oxfordshire England

Many thanks.

GomoIsGardening
Cool Member
Posts: 65
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:27 am
Location: Hill Country, TX

Don't know have a clue what you bought and I hope it works for you.

This is what I'm doing. I bought a flame weeder for about $80. I hook it up to a propane tank. I get it started and take it down as low as it can go, but still hear it.

Then I just wave it on top of the weeds long enough to see wilt. You don't want burn because it reactivates them and it will be 100 times worse than before you started. Heat reactivates the suckers.

You just want the heat to destroy the cells. It works best when the weeds are already cut or on brand new weeds.

You just wave it across the weeds once or twice. If you see burning while you're using it, you did it too long.

Mine is from Red Dragon. I spent big bucks to get a little handtruck for it. The handtruck is great in itself, holds a 20lb propane tank properly. The tie down situation, it comes with, sucks. It also cost twice as much as the flamer. My other beef is it's a pita to hook it up to the tank, so I'm going to spend some bucks getting the connection redone by a local propane company.

I only use it on days that have heavy dew or raining. It's come in handy during the few ice storms I get in my area.

I mean what I say about waving it across the tops of weeds. My brother, Dad and a neighbor didn't listen to me. My gravel driveway became nothing but weeds, after their 'help'.

A heat gun would give you the same effect, if you have the extension cords.
MaryAnn

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

Another alternative for an area where you never want to grow things is salt water or a salt and vinegar solution.
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

Return to “Landscaping”