Selective Herbicide for Ficus

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by melvern, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. melvern

    melvern LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I have a new house with a large bed of Green Island Ficus (ground cover) which has a lot of annual weeds. Is there a safe herbicide I can use on it directly?

    Devrinol came up on a search I did, but I believe it's a pre-emergent.

    If anyone came save my back from a lot of hand weeding, I would be grateful...

    Thanks
     
  2. John B Laidlaw

    John B Laidlaw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    I don't know of any selective herbicides for sepcific dycoltyle (sp?) cell plants. There are selective herbicides for grass type weeds ( monocots ) that work well with evergreen and dicidous plants, Poast is one that comes to mind and I'm sure there is a host of others. Green Island Ficus... is that close to Ficus repens, the ground cover that is really invasive?
     

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