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tammys

05:33AM | 04/12/02
Member Since: 03/12/01
40 lifetime posts
We want to kill grass in a rock driveway without using harsh chemicals (we have some outdoor cats).

I heard hot salt water works - but we've tried and it's not working too well. Is there a trick to the amount of salt?

I'd appreciate any other ideas.
THANKS!


lrodptl

08:59AM | 04/12/02
Member Since: 02/13/99
75 lifetime posts
It is actually the boiling water that destroys the protective wax coating of the grass allowing the salt to be absorbed. Boiling water and heavy salt mixture. There are also organic weed killers available.

Jim D

11:47PM | 04/14/02
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
Hi, you may want to try using rock salt like that used for melting ice off your driveway. It's been many years since I used it to help kill off some overgrowth of sweet peas in a neighbor's yard. We put it on fairly heavy and then simply watered the area with a sprinkler for about an hour. Those sweet peas took about 4 years to start growing back. Good Luck! Jim D./Heathsville, VA


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