Getting Rid Of Mulberry Weeds
Q: My beds throughout my front and back yard have a lot of mulberry
weeds in them. I’d rather not use Roundup near them. Do you have
suggestions on what I can do to kill the weeds in the summer?
A: Sure! You are correct that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) can volatilize under plants and hurt the leaves. I think the label on organic weed killers that contain ammoniated salts of fatty acids ( Weed-Aside, Finalsan, Monterey Herbicidal Soap) or chelated iron (Fiesta, Iron X) would allow spraying near flowers and vegetables without volatilizing. I would not use organic herbicides that contain clove oil or cinnamon oil. These products have the possibility of evaporating and damaging plants.