Killing ground of parking lot.

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What are some chemical options to keep EVERYTHING from growing in a limestone graveled parking lot?
 
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Round-Up will kill everything. Well, not anymore...some weeds have become resistant. Generally speaking though, it is the weapon of choice for these things.
 
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The active ingredient of roundup is glycophosate. This is available and much cheaper in bulk from places like agri supply. The difficulty is that it only kills the green. It won't kill seeds or plants that sprout after the application. So it isn't a semi-permanent solution.
 
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I would say ethanol!!!!!:laughing: O.K. maybe not.
How about Pramitol. Round Up first then Pramitol after weeds die off seem to work good. There is other good ground preemerging chemicals out there also, just can not think of names.
 
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What are some chemical options to keep EVERYTHING from growing in a limestone graveled parking lot?

Depending on the size of the area to be treated, try borax...the "Twenty Mule Team" stuff sold as a laundry booster....

...it will be less toxic to kids, dogs and wildlife, but it is very good at killing plant life and vermin like roaches, ants, crickets etc.

It will kill existing plants and any seeds that sprout and attempt to root in the treated soil.

Boron and borates are very persistent, so you better not want to grow anything in that general area for some time to come.

If you have rain in the near future, you can scatter the borax powder, or make a solution to spray.

I have used borax powder to treat a 6" "death strip" around the foundation of my house on the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast and have zero problems with roaches, ants, crickets or termites while most of my neighbors have the usual complaints that come with living in the tropics and several houses in my area are in deep trouble from severe infestations of the Formosan Termite.

This material is safe enough for humans and house pets that you can scatter it in the corners of your cabinets and under appliances.

I treat the cracks in the sidewalk with a solution of l lb of borax dissolved in 2 gal of hot water and applied with a pump sprayer.

You can even use the stuff as a home-brew wood preservative....a formula I got from the Navy is 60% borax and 40% boric acid...about 1 pound of the mix dissolved in a gallon of hot water and brushed or sprayed on to the wood in question.

Good luck and good hunting...:thumbsup:

T
 
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Sow your lands with salt (not).
 
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The size is about 10,000 square feet and it is basically flat. Growth tends to break down the limestone and leads to soil forming at an faster rate.

I want no growth. Round up has not worked out.
 
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Shop IMAGE 8 Lbs. Casoron Granules at Lowes.com

Finding it might be hard... (not sure why it's listed if you can't get it?)
Don't know what's the active ingredient is...

What does it Kill -52 different Weeds and Grasses
Delivery System - Granules
Coverage Area (Sq. Feet) - 1700.0
Longevity - Entire season
Odor - Yes
Killing Speed (Hours) - 168.0
Rain Resistant - No
Package Size (oz.) - 8.0
 
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