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IN2MOWN
04-05-2008, 03:48 PM
Let me preface this by saying I am NOT licensed in my state for weed control.

My wife and sister are taking over the landscaping duties for our church and school as charity work.

The beds are not to bad right but have the usual broadleaf weeds in them. Tomorrow I will be reshaping all the beds and the mulch will be in next week.

My question is before I put the mulch down what can the weeds be sprayed with that wont harm the plants and bushes around them and is there any sort of pre-emergent I can put down as like a year long barrier to stop them from coming up?

Thank you.

CLARK LAWN
04-05-2008, 04:53 PM
spray the weeds with round up just be careful not to get it on the plants you want to keep. do that about a week before you mulch, the treat the beds with snapshot for you pre-m,its a little pricey but it work good

IN2MOWN
04-05-2008, 04:55 PM
Wont the roundup soak into the soil and possibly transfer to the roots of the bushes?

maintenanceguy
04-05-2008, 05:17 PM
Roundup is only absorbed by green parts of a plant. It becomes bound to organic materials in the soil and is no longer available once it's in the soil.

I spray roundup around trees, grapevines, and all sorts of woody plants all the time and get overspray on the woody portions and it has no effect.

But watch out for overspray and drift. A fine mist drifting in the air that touches leaves or green stems of flowers will kill the plant.

IN2MOWN
04-05-2008, 05:28 PM
Cool, thanks guys.

PerfectEarth
04-05-2008, 05:32 PM
I tell customers- if you want to be very careful, mix up a small bit in a spray bottle and get up close to your target! It's a handy way to apply.

IN2MOWN
04-05-2008, 05:42 PM
I tell customers- if you want to be very careful, mix up a small bit in a spray bottle and get up close to your target! It's a handy way to apply.

Like an old windex bottle?