Getting rid of Ajuga

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doc Pete, May 9, 2003.

  1. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a customer that has Ajuga taking over the backyard. Will weed b gon kill this, or does it need more drastic measures???
    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    A jug..of what? LOL! Never heard of Ajuga. Ajuga...whiskey? Ill take it.
     

  3. LOL never heard of any of those drinks, is that one of them new fangled yuppy drinks.......

    Pete, have no idea, never heard of it.

    I think this is the address www.weedalert.com they tell you the control chem also.
     
  4. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
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    Ajuga spreads with runners so my guess would be a shovel and a lot of hours.
     
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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  6. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    Quote:
    Thanks Jodi. I realize what it is, and glad to see you know too.

    Yeah, I knew what it was, but I went looking for a pic so others could know too.

    Here are your control methods:
    Mechanical - Mow, cut back, dig, pull, dead-head, cut down, controlled burns maybe.

    Chemical - Paint foliage or freshly cut stem with glyphosate. (Roundup) Hack it and squirt it.

    Educational - Don't plant it, and tell others why they shouldn't plant it either.

    Quote: Have you had any particular method for getting rid of it that works best for you????

    Have never had the pleasure of trying to remove this.
     
  8. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    And just like a woman, you give "way" too much info for a "man" to understand:blush: :blush: :blush: ;) ;)
    I give the roundup a try.

    Thanks for the help,
    Pete
     
  9. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it's spreading on a lawn, can you use Weed-B-gone? Hate to kill some good grass with Roundup.
     
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Try some of that round up that kills ONLY weeds and leaves the grass alone.
     

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