Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by iceberger, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. iceberger

    iceberger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I just cleared my fence line and cut down a LOT of honeysuckle. I don't want it to come back. What can I use to kill it? I'm guessing I should wait until Spring to spray the leaves?
  2. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,772

    Try this.....

    After cutting the honeysuckle as close to ground level as possible, drill holes, four to five inches deep, several inches apart, the circumference of large drinking straws. (McDonalds sized....they're as wide across as I've seen.) Insert those drinking strews into the holes and fill, nearly to the top with Roundup. Fold over the top of the straws, to keep out the rain, and use small nylon ties to secure. You'll probably have to repeat a few times, as honeysuckle are pretty hardy.

    I have not done this myself, but the person who told me about it was pleased with the results.
  3. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    There is a tool on the market to pop out the honeysuckle root.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Don't need to go to all that bother. Just paint glyphosate full strength to the stumps IMMEDIATELY after cutting. Apply during periods of active growth (not dormant). They'll die.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Round up several times will keep it in check.

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