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    Default Weed control under fences

    So I've been on my new horse farm for about 6 months, and learned a big lesson for the first summer - a lot of fences means a lot of weed wacking. What a pain!

    So I got this idea... if I put something along the ground under the fence as a barrier to weed growth, then I can mow alongside and I won't need to weed wack. I am thinking of laying boards flat between the posts, but afraid of things like warping and freeze-thaw troubles.

    This would be used to control weeds under electric tape fences for the horses, and/or wire mesh fences for the dog. In both cases, I have 4x4 wood posts on about 8ft centers.

    Anybody have a great idea for this... or seen one somewhere?

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    I had (have) the same problem. I use a hand wand to spray Round-up under the wire in the Spring. It generally keeps down the grass and weeds under the wire all growing season. Next year, I do it again.

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    Use a product called Sahara and spray when you first see growth in the spring. You won't have to worry about it until the following spring.

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    Wow - you guys are quick! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Will the Sahara be safe for animals? How long should I wait after spraying to turn out horses / dog? Can you recommend a link or someplace to get more info...? Any comments on cost?

    Thanks!

    This sure sounds easier than the construction project I was contemplating...

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    The Sahara is safe for animals. It costs $26 for a 2lb. box and that will make 20 gallons. I sprayed fencelines on 600 acres with only one box.

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    Richard

    Could you give me the link to the manufacturer of Sahara if not what is the active ingredient

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    Yeah, I 'third' what these other guys have been saying... spray the fence line. I use Round-Up. So much nicer than weed wacking for hours on end.

    The previous owner of my place laid old fence boards down underneath the fence to discourage growth, and I spent hours pulling the rotted, overgrown things out after we moved in. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    Well, I decided to let google do a little work, and here's what I came up with.

    http://www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/Non-Cropl...ed_Control.htm Scroll down a page or two, and one finds a combination of diuron and imazapyr (must be a joke... I'm a Zapper) that appears to trade under the name Sahara DG. Sounds like just the stuff we're talking about.


    Here's a place that sells it. Sahara

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    That's the stuff. I wouldn't pay $49.50 for it though!! I get it in the 2lb. jugs for $26.00.

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    Default Re: Weed control under fences

    I had been using Spectracide Grass & Weed Killer concentrate...you can see the results overnight, but it doesn't hold very long...lately i've been using Amine 2-4-D from TSC, doesn't work overnight, but holds a long time...a 32 oz bottle is about $15, as i recall.

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