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quiltingbea Posted - Jul 04 2020 : 1:47:07 PM
my question for you all is " how do you keep your fence line clean"
We don't like to use round up so I weed eat the fence line. This can be hard on a Weedeater if you have a lot of fence. We looked at a zero point mower but they are out of our price range. Is their an easier way.
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Carely Posted - Oct 14 2021 : 4:18:48 PM
We planted a ground cover under the fence, one with pretty little flowers, and we planted it thick. It took several years to plant the entire fence line and for it to grow in nice and thick, but since then we haven't had to weed-eat or spray. and the flowers don't grow out too far as hubs keeps it mowed along the fence line.

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suny58 Posted - Oct 08 2021 : 08:33:53 AM
I agree with Denise! I have a LOT to weedeat with the weedeater but and I do use the weedeater as long as I can handle it. Never use chemicals cuz of the critters but Denises's concoction does work! I use it around the shop only.

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windypines Posted - Oct 07 2021 : 5:37:57 PM
I end up spraying or using the blade on a trimmer. Just don't do in the middle of summer, you got to watch out for ground bees. If you have them in your area.

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sherone_13 Posted - Oct 07 2021 : 06:44:55 AM
Cows....they keep the fence line clean....sheep do too. Teehee....if you have a small lot, get a tiny cow. They are too cute. The downside is poop...makes the grass grow.

Good luck on your endeavors. I once tried burning the fence line on chain link fence. Don't do this. I repeat, don't do this. There was not a good outcome.


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msdoolittle Posted - Oct 06 2021 : 10:08:18 AM
Bea, most of our fenceline is grown up (we actually can get a reduction on property tax here for leaving things "wild"...yay!) but husband weedeats the little that isn't grown up with trees. BUT...look into a propane torch for weeds. That's what I would do, provided that it isn't too dry. We have one that fits a 5 gallon propane tank. It's on wheels and it fries the weeds. I love it!

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HollerGirl56 Posted - Oct 01 2021 : 7:26:24 PM
Goodness---is no way for a clean fence line. Weed eat or spray---and I hate spraying. I once helped my friend drive along and spray while we listened to Pink Floyd's" Comfortably Numb" song and I felt like a freak. I don't believe that there is an easy answer. I try to wait for frost and let nature take it's course.

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levisgrammy Posted - Jul 04 2020 : 5:20:40 PM
You can use a safer do it yourself weed killer. We use a combination of vinegar, dawn dish soap,Epsom salt and water. You can find lots of recipes on Pinterest for this.

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