thistle

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by holly123, May 28, 2008.

  1. holly123

    holly123 LawnSite Member
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    Need to know what can be used to treat thistles in flower beds
     
  2. GREEN-UP

    GREEN-UP LawnSite Member
    from sw ohio
    Posts: 97

    try fusilade
     
  3. Athletic field

    Athletic field LawnSite Member
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    I had the same problem, just worked on it today. I cut the tops off and put round up down in the stem. I also used a syringe and hypodermic needle and injected the thistles with roundup. The tension within the plant is greater than you might think. I poked a couple of holes in it and tried to squirt the roundup in. No mist doing it that way.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use a couple of drops of Gly mix on them w/ some spreader/sticker. Works everytime.
     
  5. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    u can paint gly on with brush
     
  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,072

    Am I thinking wrong...as I always thought that I used Fusilade for grassy weed control!
     
  7. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    10% roundup, dash of dishsoap. they take longer than other stuff to die, sometimes need 2nd app, but it works.
     
  8. PSUTURFGEEK

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
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    No your'e right, fusilade/sethox is for grassy weeds, Lontrel is the real end all to Thistle.
     
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,343

    Cover flowers with trash bags--spray--pull the bags off.
    Or...use barbecue tongs. Tie a small sponge to business end of tong, squirt some weed killer on sponge. Grip the weed low and pull the sponge all the way up to the top of the weed, (coating it thoroughly). The top 2 inches of the weed is most important.
     
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    I've used the trash bag trick but not the tongs. Good Idea! I don't care what everyone else says about you Riggle, you're all right! :laugh::laugh:
     

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