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Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2017, 7:57 pm
by lightspeed
alanjh595 wrote:
If that would shut the whiners of the roadside greenery growth.....sure. Round-up is a systemic herbicide and becomes inert at ground level. It is ingested through the plant system and kills the roots, but becomes inert on the ground. Good stuff, works great, tree huggers hate it. It's better than mowing and Parquate.


I can never buy enough Roundup. I hate that stupid lecture from a 15 year old at each point of sale.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2017, 8:08 pm
by GordonH
^^^ good luck with your roundup, quick fixes usually come back to bite someone in the as :cuss: at later date.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2017, 8:14 pm
by Noisy Boater
Get yer roundup in the states. Its the top quality foliage killer unlike the weak stuff u buy here. I guess it was done to satisfy the tree hugging rastafarian hairdoo tie dye t shirt wool sock wearing birkenstock sandals types.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2017, 8:27 pm
by lesliepaul
I can tell you, Kelowna was MUCH cleaner 10 years ago along many of the roadways. Weed control was evident and looked after............Roundup even in the weaker concentrations available works great. Don't waste your money on the "environmentally friendly" crap at Home Depot............might as well spray water on your weeds.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2017, 8:40 pm
by lightspeed
You can get a version that mixes with water. It seems be more effective than the regular spray bottle.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2017, 8:48 pm
by alanjh595
lightspeed wrote:
alanjh595 wrote:
If that would shut the whiners of the roadside greenery growth.....sure. Round-up is a systemic herbicide and becomes inert at ground level. It is ingested through the plant system and kills the roots, but becomes inert on the ground. Good stuff, works great, tree huggers hate it. It's better than mowing and Parquate.


I can never buy enough Roundup. I hate that stupid lecture from a 15 year old at each point of sale.


Yeah me too. I AM a licensed and certified dispenser of pesticides and herbicides. i hate it when they do that. i only need a little bit for my application and have to go to the hardware store for a squirt bottle of 3% solution.. I could go and buy a 5 gal. jug of 30% , but NNNOOOO.......that's too much and too far away.
i just want to take that bottle and squirt him/her in the face with the stuff and see if they felt any effects 3 days later. My coffee in the morning is much more dangerous that what they sell at the hardware stores.
Just a heads up...read the label and the contents. Especially when buying BUG sprays.........you might be better off buying "BORAX" and some sugar to kill ants and other crawly critters.
Don't believe me, check it out for yourself.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 22nd, 2017, 9:51 pm
by BigBearBruno
My coffee is better.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 23rd, 2017, 7:51 am
by Ken7
alanjh595 wrote:Alberta has very strict "Noxious Weed" laws. It's all about protecting the crops.


Check British Columbia's Noxious weeds, you may be surprised what you see or do not.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 23rd, 2017, 7:53 am
by the truth
dogspoiler wrote:maybe we could hire the homeless to do some weed cutting.


and that's the truth, you want your free welfare check , cutting the weeds picking up roadside garbage, and or shovel some snow in the winter were needed, a few hours a month or no cheque why not :up:

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 23rd, 2017, 8:29 am
by dirtguy
WFN has a couple dozen pickup trucks and about 100 men that keep all the ditches on the rez wacked

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 23rd, 2017, 11:40 am
by Glacier
I don't know what the OP is talking about. I was just down on the coast. I saw no less than 3 different trimmers cutting the grass on the sides of the road, including 1 in the Okanagan.

Let's look at current webcams...

Look, no weeds at all here!

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Look, nice and short here...

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And here...

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You're welcome!

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 23rd, 2017, 4:50 pm
by Ken7
the truth wrote:
and that's the truth, you want your free welfare check , cutting the weeds picking up roadside garbage, and or shovel some snow in the winter were needed, a few hours a month or no cheque why not :up:


You're pretty soft, how about 4-5 hours per day, give them weekends off. Many are healthy when sober or not high.

Re: Cutting weeds by the road side

PostPosted: Oct 23rd, 2017, 6:04 pm
by the truth
soft, your right i must be becoming a left winger wack job lol [icon_lol2.gif] [icon_lol2.gif]