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 Post subject: 20% vinegar
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:18 am 
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I have an area outside my landscape bed where I laid a six inch wide layer of decomposed granite to keep the weeds out of the beds. This works quite well, but does get some grass growing in it from the yard. I spray the decomposed granite with the 20 % vinegar mix. This is my question: Is it necessary for the green weeds or grass to be sprayed or does it do any good to spray all of the granite while I'm at it or am I just wasting my time and money?

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 Post subject: Re: 20% vinegar
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:50 am 
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The vinegar works by burning the foliage, it doesn't do a thing for the granite. Once it's dry it has no potency but it does then act as a fertilizer, so I suppose it might give the weeds a boost.

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 Post subject: Re: 20% vinegar
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:46 am 
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Thanks for the info.

I wasn't really asking if it would do anything for the granite, I was wondering if it would seep through the granite to the ground beneath it and somehow stop any weeds that would be germinating at the time.


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 Post subject: Re: 20% vinegar
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:58 pm 
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No, it won't stop the germinating. Corn gluten meal will do that. If you put a thin sprinkle of it down before the granite was spread, it might keep a generation of weeds from sprouting.

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