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Usually weedeat around my pond , but trying to weedeat slope of dam area is a killer on my back . I never wanted to use any weed killer because I didn't want to get it in pond . Is there anything that can control weeds around pond that would be safe for fish if some got in water ? Really don't want to buy goats , LOL

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I'm no expert, but if you check chemical weedkiller labels you should be able to find one that is safe around water. Even so, in your shoes I'd only apply on a calm, sunny day with no rain forecast for at least 72 hours.


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Shore-Klear is something you can use. It's a glyphosate based pond rated herbicide.


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I looked at Shore-Klear but only talked about submerged plants < I got johnson grass . So , I don't jknow

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Treating Johnson grass on a pond shoreline is a tough one. Pastora is what we use in our hay meadows to kill Johnson grass, and it works great, but it's label recommends no runoff into a pond for 3 months. Weedar 64 is a 2 4-D product that's good for broad leaf weeds around a pond, but it won't kill Johnson grass.

Maybe use a BBQ mop, and treat each plant with a glyphosate? Cutting the seed heads off before they drop will help stop the spread also.


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Maybe try the hippie way and use a vinegar salt solution?

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Glyphosate that will kill pond plants will kill terrestrial grass. Use dish soap or standard surfactant.


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