Old 01-08-2003, 07:57 PM
Fvstringpicker's Avatar
Fvstringpicker Fvstringpicker is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: May 2002
Location: columbus, georgia
Posts: 7,491
Killing brush stumps

We "bushhoged" an area about 200X50. There are plenty of grassy weeds I plan to treat with glyphosate. There are also numerous stumps from brush (1-1.5 in in dia) What are your recommendations. The owner doesn't want plow the area do to erosion. The goal is to sow common bermuda this spring.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2003, 08:48 PM
f350 f350 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: mi
Posts: 424
pbi vegatation killer
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2003, 09:10 PM
GroundKprs GroundKprs is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 1,969
The best control of woody plants is with triclopyr. Many "brush killers" are just glyphosate (Roundup) and 2,4-D. If you can find triclopyr in a 5% to 10% concentration of acive ingredient, brushing this full strength on stumps will give you 80-90% control. If you drill holes in top of the stump, and pour the triclopyr into them, as well as brush the top, you will attain 100% control.

But how do you plan to have a lawn with 1Ĺ" stumps in it?
North central Indiana
<a href="http://members.aol.com/groundkprs/Entry/Educate.html">Learn About Turfgrass</a>
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2003, 06:57 PM
Fvstringpicker's Avatar
Fvstringpicker Fvstringpicker is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: May 2002
Location: columbus, georgia
Posts: 7,491
Appreciate the information. As far as the lawn goes, the property is a vacant lot next to the client's commerical building. He's planning on expanding his building on to the property in the future and just want to keep the place clean in the meantime.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2003, 11:12 AM
Randy J Randy J is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Richmond, KY
Posts: 1,124
1 1/2 inch is probably a little too small for this, but a good way to get rid of stumps is to drill holes in them, as deep as you can go, and pour salt peter into the hole. (or any branded stump remover). After a couple of months, pour diesel fuel in the hole and light a match to it. The stump will just smolder until it's gone.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2003, 01:41 PM
TOMMY1115 TOMMY1115 is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 169
Brush killer

One of the better products out there is Tordon. I've had good success with it. We used to sell it, but don't anymore. I believe you can get it at Tractor Supply or a local Farm & Fleet store.
If you don't want anything (grass, weeds, etc.) use Sahara. Killer product. Will kill for the season!!

Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2003, 02:11 PM
dougaustreim dougaustreim is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Brookings SD
Posts: 488
I would be very careful with either Tordon and especially Sahara with respect to long term use of the property. These products will leave you with bareground, which might lead to some erosion problems. Also the carryover for future years may prevent establishing growth in the future as well. Over the years, I have seen some real problems with the use of ground sterilants.


Austreim Landscaping
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:17 PM.

Page generated in 0.07808 seconds with 10 queries