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Old 07-12-2011, 07:42 PM
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Nutgrass in ground cover

At one of my houses, they have a ground cover planted next to the driveway but it is infested with nut-grass growing uncontrollably throughout the ground cover. What would be a good post-emergent to kill the nut-grass without killing the ground cover? I don't want to use RU because that would kill everything. I will post a picture tomorrow once I go back over there. Any help right now would be great.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:53 PM
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Do you know what the groundcover is? That would be a good start.

RU won't kill it. Sedge Hammer or equivalent will.

You'll have to look at the label and see where you can spray. If you can't, you'll need to use a wicking method to kill the sedge without killing the ground-cover.


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Old 07-12-2011, 07:55 PM
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Here.

Can't be used in ornamentals and here is the label for ornamental nursery applications.

...http://www.gowanco.com/Reference/Document.aspx?rid=830

All in all though, I think a wicking method, spiked with a bit of RU, and you'll get results.

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Old 07-12-2011, 09:36 PM
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Do you know what the groundcover is? That would be a good start.

RU won't kill it. Sedge Hammer or equivalent will.

You'll have to look at the label and see where you can spray. If you can't, you'll need to use a wicking method to kill the sedge without killing the ground-cover.


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It's a junniper ground cover. So RU won't hurt it?
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:46 PM
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Some are gonna faint, but.......

I spray RU (gly) right over the top of junipers (AT THIS TIME OF YEAR). I've been doing it for a while, now on Yellow Nutsedge. Usually takes a couple apps. to see favorable efficacy.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:27 PM
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It's a junniper ground cover. So RU won't hurt it?
Possibly, but I'm talking about a wicking method if you are concerned with trying to over-spray the shrubs and ground cover. Keep the chems on the nutsedge and you won't have any damage.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:22 PM
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Would it hurt to spray RU on a blue spruce type of groundcover? I've got grass in the ground cover. Otherwise any other products to kill the grass in the ground cover?
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:16 PM
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OK,

You guys need a little insight.

I would not recommend to anyone to broadcast spray RU over any ornamental or ground cover. Yes, with some hardier plants you might get away with it, but one wrong move and you could kill the wanted plants.

Use a wicking method. All it takes is a sponge of some sort dipped in RU. Use gloves and apply the RU to individual weeds in the beds with the sponge.

I also sometimes use a soap dispenser sponge for the kitchen. I know RIC on here uses something from a paint store that holds paint and has a sponge on the end. I'm guessing his apparatus is of better quality over a kitchen soap/sponge dispenser.

Sometimes I just dip my gloved hand in the RU mix and just grab the weed and let it slide through your hand to apply.

Also, Drive will work to spray over the top of many ornamental plants and shrubs and not harm them to kill weeds that aren't turf grass. If it's grass then RU will get it.

Regardless, make sure you are using a good chem resistant gloves.

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:24 PM
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Awesome, White Gardens, thanks. I thought that RU had good potential to kill even the more hardy ground cover but was second-guessing myself after reading this thread.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:32 PM
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Ok. I'll try that. Thanks for the info. White Gardens.
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