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Alternatives to Roundup

Many gardeners, including me, were thrilled that Roundup was recently the center of national attention. Monsanto (recently merged with Bayer), the company that manufactures this chemical herbicide, was slapped with a $289 million lawsuit after they were found liable in a lawsuit by a school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using the weed killer product Roundup at his job.

Below are some post-emergent weed killing alternatives to nasty Roundup:

Avenger Weed Killer. Citrus oil. OMRI approved (Organic Material Review Institute)
ALLDown. 20% vinegar weed killer, plus citric acid. OMRI approved
Phydura. Clove oil and vinegar. OMRI approved


Intense Heat. Weed Dragon is one popular tool for eliminating weeds. Learn more about this tool as well as safety tips at Gardening Products
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