Weed Killing

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Weed Killing
2
Mon, 04-15-2013 - 7:52pm

Weeds are my biggest issue this year.  Ortho Weed-B-Gone Max continuous spray did not do too much good on most of the yard.  I'm going to try a Spectracide weed killer that I used last year and see if it does better than Weed-B-Gone.  Otherwise I'm tempted to go directly to to the Round Up.  

My problem is very grassy weeds that clump and get quite tall and thick in a very short time, which is not good when we are having lots of rain and I can't mow when I need to.  What weeds are you fighting and what is working for you?

Photobucket
Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 10:15pm

I'm thinking about trying a Roundup on Q-tip approach to my flower beds.  My ex boyfriend planted some very aggressive ground covers in my front yard flower beds that have choked out just about everything.  I have the option of 

A)  digging out everything and replacing all the dirt, and losing my mums
B)  hoeing until I have the body of a 16 year old again, on the coroner's table, and still do not have a weed free flower bed
c)  roundup the whole deal and start over (possible option now).

I have several ground covers growing (starting) under my oak tree, where nothing else grows.  I know I should dig out some of the flower bed nuisance and plant it under the tree.  I wonder how it will root in a thick layer of acorns Embarassed 

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: k_roni
Tue, 04-16-2013 - 7:28pm

DH has two big weed pests in his daylily beds --- horsetail (whcih liks the clay soil and the wetness of teh bed --- and has to be constantly pulled out  --- it has runners underground and spread like wildfire --- or hit VERY carefully with Round-up) and nut sedge which he bought a very special, expensive weed-specific poison for which has to be painted onto the plant...

We pretty much have no grass any more so the odd dandylion and crabgrass is an issue only if it dares to move into his daylilies! He's always edging his beds to stop that creep... and expanding his beds is another way (a creep of a different kind! LOL)... Soon, it will be hard to walk between them so he has started putting paths "within" the beds!