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Hi looking for a product to keep Nettles and other Nasties...Dead! Friend asked me for info but been out of it for a few years now we had stuff like torsdon which dealt with Knot weed well

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Any Glyphosate based product should do it. If there’s endless root structure and not much foliage, you may have to respray any new growth offerings. Twice usually does the worst of it

 

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Depends on the area you need to deal.with. If it's not too large then a sturdy garden fork and a pair of gloves is all you need! Nettle roots are relatively easy to remove compared to some of the real nasties such as Mares Tail, Bindweed or Knotweed for example.

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Grazon pro if you're worried about surrounding grassland being affected, if you're not, just use a strong solution of glyphosate as already recommended.

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glyphosate  products probably not a good idea if you just want to kill the nettles as it will kill everything else too!

search for broad leaved weed killers, we use garlon at work it does a good job on nettles, brambles etc and the grass is fine. Stick to the manafacturers reccomendations mix too strongly and it'll kill the leaf and not the root. Apply on a dry evening or overcast day otherwise the weed killer will evaporate.

it'll be more expensive than roundup(glyphosate) but all depends on the job that needs doing.

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Water, vinegar, salt and washing up liquid.  

Safe to animals and environment. 

The best weed killer I've ever used,  really it does work a treat. 

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3 hours ago, otter said:

Water, vinegar, salt and washing up liquid.  

Safe to animals and environment. 

The best weed killer I've ever used,  really it does work a treat. 

The missus uses it around the veggie garden. I was a little sceptical at first but it does work well, would need multiple applications to permanently kill off nettles of any decent size though.

We use epsom salts, 20% acetic acid a squirt of washing up liquid and stir well in warm water.

The vinegar eats the seals in the sprayer though, learned that the hard way!

It acts fast too. Stuff is usually shrivelled up the next morning.

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Very interesting. What's the recipe exactly, what proportions of each ingredient?
I'm always concerned about it when I use glyphosate, but it's damn good at killing weeds. Does this really compete with it?

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Dishwasher salt .

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