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DJT

Weed killer advice

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DJT

Hi all, 

 

I've been asked to clean a shop front and as part of a monthly maintanance clean they have asked if I could put some weed killer down the side of the shop just to keep it looking tidy. 

 

Anybody got any thing they use that they would recomend or would any of the shelf products be fine? 

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Part Timer

Not trying to be awkward, just playing devils advocate, are you Insured to do this? Might appear to be easy money but if someone's cat / dog dies due to you doing it then that will be expensive.

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DJT
1 hour ago, Part Timer said:

Not trying to be awkward, just playing devils advocate, are you Insured to do this? Might appear to be easy money but if someone's cat / dog dies due to you doing it then that will be expensive.

In short, I don't know. I'll check on this. Its a small strip of gravel that just needs a quick spray every month. 

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Martyn

Spray it with Hypo?

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Pjj

If you are charging anyone for spraying anything you are supposed to have a p1 and p6 I think it is spraying ticket it’s a complete farce I did it many years ago but didn’t bother to renew it @£250; every three years . Any weed killer that you would use around the home should be ok for general weeds and grass like things 

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Dave B

Don't spray with hypo as it won't kill it.

To spray weed killer you need to be licensed but I would do it anyway.

Buy a weedkiller with a strong percentage of glyphosate such as round up etc and give it a spray.

It soaks in to the leaves and is dormant once in contact with soil and won't harm animals.

It is a carcinogen though so wear gloves and don't get ot on you.

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Dave B

I have a customer who diedt recently from cancer who's wife puts it down to his obsession with keeping the weeds away with glyphosate. 

It does the job but also has illness associated with it. 

Good if used properly but don't take any risks.

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