Posts Tagged ‘Roundup’

Kudzu – Control

Q: Please settle a family argument! I say kudzu has flowers – they say it does not. Who is right? A: How would there be baby kudzu if there were no seed?! Kudzu certainly has flowers – they are small,...

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Bermuda – Removing from Lily Bed

Q: I have a bought a house that has bermudagrass and HAD an island with gorgeous lilies in it… however the bermudagrass has spread over into where the lilies are. How can I kill the bermudagrass without killing the lilies?...

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Roundup – Breakdown in Tap Water

Q: Several weeks ago you wrote about the half-life of insecticides after application. I assume that the same breakdown occurs in herbicides. Does the degeneration occur after mixing, or only after application? I have been mixing Roundup(tm) in five gallon...

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Mulberry Weed – Control

Q: Last year a weed appeared in my yard. I tried to keep it weeded and this year I put out Preen. None of the above did any good. It has come back with a vengeance. It is in my...

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Amur Honeysuckle – Identification

Q: I have two of these big shrubs growing in my yard. The red berries are pretty in October. Can you identify it? A: When I filmed television shows in Cincinnati we constantly battled this shrub: amur honeysuckle, Lonicera mackii.,...

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Smilax – Soak in Herbicide

Q: I have an evil force at work under my yard. There is a network of sticker vines which grow along a seemingly endless root system. I went on a rampage several years ago and tried to dig up the...

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Smilax – Identification

Q: What is this vine and how can I eliminate it from my yard? Or should I? Maybe it serves some useful purpose I don’t know about. It has miserable thorns and appears everywhere I want to be. They seem...

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Multiflora Rose – Identification

Q: Can you enlighten us on the pros and cons of this vine-like plant? We thought it might be a Cherokee Rose, but decided not. A: It’s a multiflora rose – a thorny, devilish weed that grabs and stabs anyone...

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RoundUp – Sprayed on Trees and Shrubs

Q: By mistake I sprayed Round-up on my Red Bud Trees, azaleas and rhododendron. Will they survive? What can I do to help them now? A: Prayer is the only thing that will help after Roundup has been on leaves...

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Dallisgrass – Control in Centipede Lawn

Q: I have a centipede grass lawn and have been noticing some dallisgrass scattered around the yard. I have been using sethoxydim broadcasted and it has been somewhat effective. But do you know of a better post-emergent alternative? Also, can...

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Fescue – Remove from Zoysia in Winter

Q: I have these grassy clumps throughout my ‘Meyer’ zoysiagrass lawn. Since the zoysia is dormant, is it safe to use a non-selective herbicide to eradicate these clumps? A: The weed grass looks like fescue, which is a common winter...

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Roundup Damage – On Lawn

Q: We would like to know what this disease is in our Meyer’s zoysiagrass and what we should do to get rid of the problem. We have a chemical lawn service but they have not cured it. We have two...

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Fescue – Growing In a Bermuda Lawn

Q: Okay, don’t laugh. I’m new to the world of lawn care. Since my lawn is composed of way too many different types of grasses (bermuda, fescue, centipede, zoysia…don’t ask) I’m not sure if the attachments are weeds or some...

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Roundup damage – On Rose

Q: I would love to know what happened to this poor rose bush I planted last year. It bloomed last year but this year it looks like this. What happened? A: As glyphosate (Roundup, etc) has become more and more...

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Horsenettle – Identification

Q: This weed grows in a semi-shaded, wooded area in my backyard, reaching 12 inches or more in height. The root system forms a rather shallow mat off the main tap root. It has pale purple flowers. The fruit is...

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Roundup – Damage to Trees

Q: What do you know about recent findings that Roundup harms trees when sprayed under them to kill weeds? Is there a safe way to use Roundup near trees? A: I found the article you read and reviewed it. Use...

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Centipedegrass – Planting in Fescue

Q: You recently mentioned ‘TifBlair’ centipedegrass and said you should seed or sod in May. Can I just aerate my fescue lawn and plant the centipedegrass seed or do I have to wipe out the fescue first? A: It’s lots...

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Broom Sedge – Control

Q: How do you get rid of broom sedge in the pasture? A: Broomsedge is a perennial grass that self-seeds rapidly when it finds open soil in a pasture. This plant doesn’t invade a pasture, it just takes advantage of...

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