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Killing grass in Myrtle ground cover

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Outdoors_Unlimited, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    I have a client who has about 8k sq ft of myrtle beds, that have a lot of grass in them.

    I'm wondering what product can be used on this, as her fert company tells me they know of nothing. (She uses TruGreen, and they suck!)
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  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    A client of mine found some grass killer, that doesn't affect broadleaf at a local box store... it seems to have worked pretty good , but I don't remember the name of it... in the old days people used 'Atrazine", maybe they still do...
  3. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    Thanks for the response.

    I had seen something at Home Depot, but I'm not a chemical type person. I was looking for some others opinion so I knew what to ask for from an aoplicator. Basically, I like hearing from people other than just the guy trying to sell me something.
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  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    You want either Fusilade(Fluzafop, Envoy Plus(Clethodim) or Segment(Sethoxydim) herbicide to be applied to the grassy weeds. The instructions for application down to type of spray equipment and additives needs to be followed. Control failure normally results from sloppy application techniques.
  5. Mike NY

    Mike NY LawnSite Member
    from NY.
    Posts: 86

    Round up applied to grass only with sponges.

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