Responsible weed control in gulley/ditch

maki1122September 21, 2009

We recently moved to a somewhat rural area near Woodinville and have a long gulley that runs the length of the front of our property. It routinely becomes overridden by a variety of weeds and is difficult and tedious to hand-weed. My husband has about had enough and says "let it be", but I think it looks horrible and am not willing to let it grow crazy like that. Some nearby neighbors have few to no weeds in their gulleys and I shudder to think what they might be spraying to control it. I'm coming from an urban organic gardener's bias so maybe I'm being unfair...Is there a safe way to spray that doesn't do harm to the watershed? If so, what product/s might work and what is the active ingredient? Thanks so much!

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sundevil(z7 WA)

Do you just want to kill everything growing in the ditch? Wouldn't there be erosion problems if you did that?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 6:03PM
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gardengal48

I'd just take the weed-eater to it periodically :-) Or replant with natives that will tolerate seasonal wetness.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 11:15AM
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