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Ridding grassy weeds among wildflowers??

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by KenH, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    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
  2. 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.
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    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.
  4. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    Ornamec 170 is worth a look. It is labelled for use with wildflowers/established flowers to control annual/perrenial grassy weeds.
  5. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    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.
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    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.
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    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.
  8. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    BTW, Thanks SWD.

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