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Old 08-23-2003, 02:47 PM
KenH KenH is offline
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Ridding grassy weeds among wildflowers??

Anyone have any ideas for killing grassy weeds in a wildflower bed?? I have an area on my prop. where I seeded with native Wildflowers. (40' by 20')They are coming up strong, but I have alot of crab. in between. Any suggestrions???? None of the flowers planted were listed on the Fusilade II label. I cant pre em in the spring, as the wflowers drop new seed also. Not sure if I am stuck or not. Thanks
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Old 08-23-2003, 04:58 PM
LAWNGODFATHER LAWNGODFATHER is offline
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Wild flower----err grass----errr weeds----wild---errr wild---er wild.

Crab grass -----plant---wild flower---err plant---err weed--err plant..

Does that answer your question..... Maybe some mulch might help.
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Old 08-23-2003, 06:53 PM
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Not sure of your point, other than there is no existing spray. The wildflowers are actually native perennials, just started from seed. ie Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Phlox, Daisies, etc. I could definitely differentiate the flowers from the crabgrass.
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Old 08-24-2003, 09:42 AM
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Ornamec 170 is worth a look. It is labelled for use with wildflowers/established flowers to control annual/perrenial grassy weeds.
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:18 AM
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I think whay LGF was getting at is that wildflowers=weeds and if you look to spray one you kill them all. This is why I don't like the whole wildflower thing. You dang near have to hand weed to keep them from looking like crap, especially in low moisture times.
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Old 08-24-2003, 12:59 PM
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Ken the plants you listed are also listed as perennials that can be purchased in pots.

I don't do the wildflower thing cause there realy are no meadows where I live. We do take the approach of Perennial beds and borders.
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Old 08-24-2003, 01:07 PM
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Harts Seeds has a cool native wildflower mixture, which holds season long blooms(17 diferent types of plants). This is the first year I planted it, and the flowers are pretty amazing, even though they said do not expect flowers the first season. Its not a big area, so the ocasional hand weeding is not a prob., its mainly some crabgrass. The patch is in front of a mason granite wall, and the contrast of the formal stone and wildflower planting looks awesome. I already have 2 inquiries from customers. Seed is not cheap, 30 per lb. or so, but a little goes a long way.
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Old 08-24-2003, 07:42 PM
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BTW, Thanks SWD.
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