Pet friendly weed killer?

(8 Posts)
MeIAm Wed 01-Jun-16 20:31:00

Can anyone recommend a pet friendly weed killer please?

NickyEds Thu 02-Jun-16 18:44:30

Bump, as I'm guessing anything pet friendly will also be kid friendly?!

everywhichway Fri 03-Jun-16 21:03:36

Vinegar is apparently quite effective though I've not tried it myself.

MeIAm Sat 04-Jun-16 00:31:12

I've dug out quite a few and bought Roundup with the idea of just not letting dog in back garden but will try vinegar first as would really, really be anxious about letting dog out where chemicals have been, even after blocking area off and the 'safe' amount of time. She's a digger and seems attracted to things I want her to leave alone! Plus we unfortunately have a few neighbours with cats.

NickyEds Sat 04-Jun-16 08:25:29

Just ordinary malt vinegar? I need something good as I spent hours last week clearing all the bits in between paving that had just gone nuts and gave myself backache- the little bloody weeds are already poking back through!!

shovetheholly Sat 04-Jun-16 08:38:01

Aldi are currently doing a weed wand - you attach a canister of gas and it is like a big blowtorch to burn off weeds. Non-toxic, doesn't damage wildlife or your soil, and safe for pets, kids once you're done.

bookbook Sat 04-Jun-16 09:07:25

I was listening to Gardeners Question Time last week, and a suggestion was to pour boiling water on them. Not instant, you need to do it a few times, but gradually works it seems

everywhichway Sat 04-Jun-16 09:41:28

I'm no expert on the vinegar thing but there's been a lot of press coverage on it recently as Bristol City Council have started using it as an alternative to the more toxic glyphosate. So far as I'm aware malt vinegar will do and can be sprayed on - though watch out for getting it on to other plants too. It may not kill off the roots of some of the tougher more persistent weeds though, so you might have to spray these again if they regrow. I understand that some people also add a bit of washing up liquid to vinegar sprays. Good luck. I'll be interested to hear how you get on!

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