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Glyphosate is inactivated on contact with the soil, and does not affect it in any way.
I would point out that Elizabeth was not advocating killing the weeds she mentioned, but living with them.
My idea of heaven a lawn full of daisy's. Love them.
I've filled 3 bags of weeds, this afternoon, the first full days sunshine we've had for about three weeks. As i'm still recovering from a nasty virus.I'm quite pleased with myself.. The old fashioned way,down on the knees (kneeler) seems my best option..
I have a major problem with horsetail on my plot - it is rampant coming in from every side , in the grass and even in the pond! obviously covering it is not an option everywhere, neither digging it out. Has anyone got any good ideas or is this like the danadelions that I will just have to live with it and like it for its medicinal properties - appraently it is very good for your health!!
Covering horsetail has no effect, I'm afraid - it'll just run along to where there is light. Your best bet is to use a glyphosate-based weedkiller (glyphosate is non-residual, and inactivated completely on contact with the ground), crushing the horsetail first so it absorbs the weedkiller; it's also an idea to add a drop of washing-up liquid to the weedkiller. This won't get rid of it all, but will shift a significant amount. The rest can either be treated again, or you can keep pulling it up when you see it.