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quiltingbea
True Blue Farmgirl

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bea
gretna va
USA
114 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2020 :  1:47:07 PM  Show Profile
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.

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8532 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2020 :  5:20:40 PM  Show Profile
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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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

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Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1317 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2021 :  7:26:24 PM  Show Profile
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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msdoolittle
True Blue Farmgirl

1131 Posts

Amanda
East Texas
USA
1131 Posts

Posted - Oct 06 2021 :  10:08:18 AM  Show Profile
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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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2454 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2454 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2021 :  06:44:55 AM  Show Profile
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.

Sherone

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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3520 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2021 :  5:37:57 PM  Show Profile
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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Michele
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3797 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2021 :  08:33:53 AM  Show Profile
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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FGOTM January 2018
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Carely
Farmgirl in Training

30 Posts

Carrie
Brookville IN
USA
30 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2021 :  4:18:48 PM  Show Profile
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.

Carrie DeFossett

Farmgirl #8358
Member since March 23, 2021.

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