Sucker growth

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by South Florida Lawns, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So one of my properties has over 60 Crape Myrtles 30 gallon size planted in 2009. The growth at the base is a constant problem and every week we go in and hand prune the base to maintain a neat appearance but its quite time consuming. I was wondering if any of you guys have a sucker control that you reccomend.
     
  2. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bazookas work quite well. :)

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  3. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Take those suckers and make you some new plants.
     
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Monterey Sucker Stopper. If it is legal in Florida. Otherwise, I have burnt off suckers from trees and shrubs with a propane torch or weed burner.
     
  5. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like a lot of work and dangerous... the bazooka works faster. :)

    Alternatively, you can always snap them off. :hammerhead:

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  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Green T

    I didn't realize they moved the Political Forum to make it part of the Florida Forum. As always your in put of sharing Green Industry knowledge is rather unique. The Bazooka for controlling Sucker growth Idea sounds like a winner for the next episode of "Son of a Gun" on Discovery channel.

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