Posts Tagged ‘Roundup’

Chinese Tallow Tree – Identification

Q: Here is a tree that I grew from a “volunteer” seedling found in my vegetable garden in Florida. It is now approximately five years old. This is the first year I have seen berries present. The bark has reddish undertones. Can...

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Bird Feeders – Weed killer Underneath

Q: I have an area in my back yard with four bird feeders. The area under the feeders is rock, mulch and seed hulls with black plastic under it all. Weeds and some of the dropped seeds have sprouted under...

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Mulch Zone – Roundup Sprayed On

Q: I want to establish a mulch zone around the base of several young trees. Grass grows right up to the trunks. Can I use Roundup to kill the grass around the base of the trees without hurting them? A:...

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Kudzu- Slow Control With Glyphosate

Q: We are building a new home. Right now the area that is to become the front yard is a thriving “Hill-o-Kudzu”! Currently we are using Roundup on it. It seems to kill the kudzu back short term but new...

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English Ivy- Control With Herbicide

Q: English ivy is taking over my back yard. It has probably been there for twenty-plus years. What’s the best product to kill it? A: I’ve used glyphosate (click for sources) and triclopyr (click for sources) very successfully to kill...

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Skunk Vine- Control

Q: Skunk vine is becoming a real gardening problem in south Georgia. It is spreading from the woods into and over our landscape plants (azaleas, Indian hawthorn and others). What can we do? A: Glyphosate (Roundup, etc) will kill it,...

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Fireweed – Identification

Q: This weed is nasty. If you touch it, it doesn’t stop stinging for 4 hrs. It came to our pasture in hay from south Georgia. It has jumped from one small spot to several large ones. I tried 2,4-D...

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Grass Patches- Pesticides

Q: Please don’t say “I told you so” but back while it was still cold and I thought my bermudagrass was dormant, I sprayed Roundup on a few weeds. Now the lawn is starting to turn green. However, there are...

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Gasoline- Weed Control

Q: My neighbor told me he uses gasoline to control weeds. He says it works better and is cheaper than Roundup. What are your thoughts? A: Gasoline also removes dirt better than soap, but I’ll bet your neighbor doesn’t bathe...

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Wisteria- Growth

Q: Twelve years ago I planted a wisteria along a chain link fence for privacy. It is a constant pruning chore, at least every week or two. I’m trying to make my landscape less labor intensive. If I chop it...

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Bermudagrass- Removal

Q: We sodded our back yard with ‘Emerald’ zoysiagrass. There was a small area that contained bermudagrass. Despite constant pulling, the bermudagrass area is starting to grow. Can I do anything else to remove the bermudagrass ? A: Fenoxaprop (Bayer...

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Weed Killer – Vinegar Instead of Roundup

Q: You always recommend the popular brand name weed killers but these are expensive to use. Vinegar will kill weeds and is only $2.00 a gallon. Is there some reason it should not be used? A: I sometimes recommend brand...

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Tomato – Glyphosate (Roundup) Damage

Q: My Better Boys are showing this yellow pattern on the leaves. These two plants seem healthy but the new growth shows light green. A: I think someone (I name no names!) got too close to the tomatoes with their...

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Weed killers – Vinegar

Q: You always recommend the popular brand name weed killers but these are expensive to use. Vinegar will kill weeds and is only $2.00 a gallon. Is there some reason it should not be used? A: I sometimes recommend brand...

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Zoysia – Planting

Q: I’ve got a back yard that is two-thirds zoysia and one-third weeds. I would like to plug pieces of the existing zoysia into the non-zoysia areas. When is the best time of year to do this? A: Mid-May through...

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Destroying weeds – Soil benefits

Q: I want to plant in an area that’s full of weeds. Would it be better for the soil to cut the tall grass down, wait two days and till it under or spray Roundup on it, wait a while...

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Houttuynia plants – Ivy

Q: Several years ago I planted six houttuynia plants at the bottom of a slope that also contained English ivy. Now the houttuynia is taller than the ivy and stinks like the dickens. Is there something I could spray on...

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Azalea – Stem growth

Q: A friend’s azalea plant has an odd growth on one of the stems. Should the growth be cut off? A: It looks like someone sprayed Roundup too close to the plant. I got a bit reckless with Roundup near...

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