Wax myrtle volunteers

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grassmasterswilson, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,468

    I've got a few wax myrtles and I can't seem to keep the volunteer shoots down. Any tips? Thicker mulch? I've tried roundup with little results.
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  2. jameskchandler

    jameskchandler LawnSite Member
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    I used a shovel on bay tree suckers. I pushed the mulch, and soil out of the way of the sucker, and used the shovel to slice the suckers that were emerging from the now exposed large roots. I did not try to butcher the large roots, but used the shovel to scrape/slice the suckers, as close to the now exposed root as possible, not leaving any stubble. The result was very successful, and the result lasted much longer than just hacking them off at ground level.

    You need to get below the soil surface for the best result.
     

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