Help-thisle in ground cover

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by KyTurf, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. KyTurf

    KyTurf LawnSite Member
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    I have a property with thistle in eronymus ground cover, what is the best way to get rid of it?
     
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,357

    Unfortunately, anything you spray on it will take out your (I'm assuming you meant) Euonymous ground cover. You will have to do it the old fashioned way. Put on gloves first, then yank 'em out. Water well the day before so that soil is loose.
     
  3. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 425

    You can try a brush and round up they say on canadian thistle as high as it is, its that deeps with it roots,
     
  4. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    Put on a rubber glove, then a cotton glove over that and dip into Round up and apply to target weed. Or take a foam paint brush and dip into Round up and apply to target weed. Try to separate as much as possible the leaves of the desired plant.
    If you pull the weed and leave any part of the root it will come back. That is why I do not pull weeds, I kill them.
     
  5. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    Correct. You cannot pull thistle without leaving roots. When you pull where one was there will be three. Do not pull.
     

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