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Old 09-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #21
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Ortho Ground Clear (Used to be called Triox). Haven't used it for a couple years but if it's still on the market it is a soil sterilizer. Generally good for a year if aplied heavy enough. First time I used it around a dumpster pad it was wilting the first weeds by the time I finished spraying 10 mins later.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:17 PM   #22
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yeah, if you don't care about the environment at all then bleach, gasoline and motor oil will all do a nice job.
i did my front lawn not long ago, but i was just killing it to remove it so i don't know how long it would work. i used roundup.
but if you're putting stuff out there then a black piece of plastic is the only way to go for the long term.
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I by 5 gallons of Glyphosphate concentrate from my local garden supply. Comes in 2 2-1/2 gallon jugs in a box.

For you that don't know, it's the same as the box store's at a fraction of the price.
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What you want is to either remove or kill the soil.
Two methods in some bit of detail:

- Dig a foot or so down, remove the soil, tamp like hell, fill with gravel. Maintenance: possibly refill gravel from time to time and blow out any fallen leaves etc. that would break down from time to time.

- Salt, vinegar, water, dash of soap - especially if applied on a very hot sunny clear day. The initial knockout will be best on a hot sunny day, basically this is the opposite of sunscreen for plant leaves, plus the change in acidity and salinity should make it inhospitable. When the plants are dead, compact the soil as much as possible (no problem for the high traffic areas with heavy equipment, but around the edges, run a tamper. No oxygen in the soil means no root growth, and far fewer soil microbes. This will essentially kill the soil. If the soil conditions are inhospitable, very little will grow. If your soil is sandy or loamy, find some with dense clay soil and trade a couple of truckloads before you kill the soil. The clay has a smaller particle size and will fill in the gaps between the other parts of the soil.
This is best done over a few seasons, at least, rather than spiking the acidity and salinity all at once. (This is similar to what some ancient warriors did to their enemies' fields. It was insult to injury to starvation.)
Exceptions: brambles, wild cane type berries (aka brambles), some ground ivys I think.
Maintenance: A few seasons to a few years of slowly killing the soil, occasional tamping, occasional removal of some really remarkably versatile plants in the area. As always, remove leaves and other debris before they break down into loose, rich, inviting soil. If you have dandelions around, make sure they don't get to go to seed in the first couple of seasons, or they'll come and undo all your compacting before the conditions are too harsh.

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Eraser or Roundup Pro with 41% glyphosate will kill everything to the roots in about 5 days. If it is a small area you could put black plastic down. This is called solarization.
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Thanks BC, I would like the stuff that kills forever. Let me be a little more specific, it is for equipment to be stored so keeping it from growing back for several years is preferable. As long as its not something that petroleum based as to smell up the place for too long.
I'd pile equipment on top of the grass...
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Go on vacation & ask a neighbor to water the grass....

it will likely be deader than chit when you return....
Or you could take care of my doggy for a couple of weeks......




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Oh yeah gasoline works great if you don't to grow anything again lol, but the smell your gonna have to do something.

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Oh yeah gasoline works great if you don't to grow anything again lol, but the smell your gonna have to do something.

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I sprayed Velpar a couple weeks ago around 1,000 newer trees. Sterilizes the ground for 3 years. Bought from Pendelton Grain Growers, which requires a license to buy. Owning a farm we have no trouble getting nasty chemicals.

My outdoor storage area is ground clothed with gravel over the top. No chemicals needed.
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Cover it with tarp before putting equipment so that no more grass will grow there.
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Round Up will kill what's growing at the time but any new seeds will sprout right up.
All the farmers around here spray RoundUp on their fields after they cut their winter wheat. A week later new crop of soybeans or corn or whatever is already sprouting.
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Round Up will kill what's growing at the time but any new seeds will sprout right up.
All the farmers around here spray RoundUp on their fields after they cut their winter wheat. A week later new crop of soybeans or corn or whatever is already sprouting.
Evil Monsanto will also sell them the seeds that are resistant to Roundup.
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Nothing's ever permanent. So I'd be nervous trying to add chemicals, and then it spreading to other parts of the lawn. Anytime I let a rock or tire sit in the yard, the grass is practically dead after a few days. Seems like laying some plywood over the area for a few weeks would do an excellent job. Then maybe lay some weed fabric, and put some stone down.
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Pretty permanent solution and doesn't smell, I think you got it.

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