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My neighbor has a gravel only drive . and never uses roundup , NONE of this stuff on his drive to date . So round up and its generic derivatives is a common denominator here . . .
if it is a bacterium then the pool algacides would be of no use ?
or copper ,?
I'm in Ohio and have been fighting this stuff for years and had the same conclusion that Round Up plays a roll in this problem but definitely worse if applied to exposed clay soil. I did try vinegar on a small area and it did seem to inhibit the growth but was concerned with how it would effect the plants around so never used it on a larger scale ...I have just been picking it up and putting it in a bag in the garbage but it just expands to more and more areas. I'd love an easier SAFE solution , sounds like after reading through all this, that acidifying the soil and perhaps contacting ROUND-UP might help ? ?
We have the wretched stuff down here in Cornwall as well !!! Most pronounced after rain and spreading like crazy - also, appeared in strength not long after using Round-up !
It's on a stone chipping yard so not easy to clean up. Very unsightly and slippery.
Will advise if we come across anything that gets rid of it.