Runner(s) in landscaping

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LwnmwrMan22, May 30, 2006.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm talking about landscaping bushes...

    I've got a couple of properties with bushes that have runners EVERYwhere.

    Even when I snip them all off, the next day, it looks like the bushes are completely overgrown again.

    I was just wondering, do any of you use glyphosate on the runners to get them to die back??

    What else can be done??

    Thanks.

    Jeremy
     
  2. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,370

    PGR's. Primo Maxx, Embark, etc.
     
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I got the whole PGR thing, but I've got a couple of properties where the bushes might as well be crabgrass.

    The runners will pop up 7-10-24" from the actual bush, even beyond plastic edging and out into the actual turf.

    The PGR will stop these runners from running out that far as well?? Or will it just keep the bush at somewhat the same shape??
     
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,369

    Snipt them and spray with a burn down acid like 15% vinegar, or Scythe.
     
  5. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,370

    Sorry, I thought you meant the new growth. PGR's will help the shrub keep its shape.
     
  6. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267


    Really good advice...Not!

    Try a PGR. They work great just read the label.
     

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