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Old 07-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #21
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Thanks for the video, rockerBoo.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #22
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I got one of those flame throwers a few years ago, but found it wasn't as great an idea for weed elimination as it sounded. If the weeds were dry enough to kill easily with the flame, I would set my leaf litter on fire. If not, it would take so long to singe them that could have pulled them out faster. It was expensive, too. Altogether not worth the investment.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:50 AM   #23
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RockerBOO you are full of information.
My first question was, how DO you sharpen it and there it was, thanks to you!
I've seen those rounded hones before but never knew what they were used for. Wish now I would have kept it!
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:55 AM   #24
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I got my sickle. I love it! It works really well. One big advantage is it makes it easy to work on soft leaf areas like grass. My hedge clippers don't cut through grass. The only bad thing about the sickle is I can't use it on poison ivy. I can't grab poison ivy to cut it. I'll still use clippers on the poison ivy. The sickle is a great addition to my tools. Thank you WG's!
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:24 AM   #25
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Any clues for weeds growing in pathways in between the stepping stones?
Each year and season it's a new weed to contend with. This year it's crabgrass every where.
I tried mowing the path but the crabgrass is a low mat and I only get the very ends.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #26
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I just removed all the moss and weeds between mine and replanted just the moss.
It was a never ending battle with the grass seedlings that moved in so I started over again from scratch. It looks real nice NOW!
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #27
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After a really good soaking rain.... I'll go out and try to pull up as many as I can with my hand. Otherwise.... I stake down strips of black plastic and cook em. We're having a problem with our driveway right now. I guess over the years rapid freeze thaw cycling has taken its toll along with a base giving way and this year I've got a proliferation of weeds growing in cracks. There's no easy way to stake into concrete or asphalt so I've just been laying lengths of plastic over the cracks and holding them in place with 2 x 4 scraps. Looks horrible but.... it's working and soon as they're fried... we'll fill the cracks.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #28
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As for weeding in between the tiny cracks of pavement.
It's real hard to try and take hold of them to pinch and pull them out. Sometimes it takes one of those dandelion tools to get right in close.
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