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Weed in Ornamental Grass

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LoneStarLawn, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    Need a weed application for weeds within ornamental grass (mondo grass/ monkey grass) in a bed. The main weed is clover.
     
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have never seen weed grow though ornamental grass! Its ussually so think that weeds dont have a fighting chance!
     
  3. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The ornamental grass is in establishment...(im not refering to turf grass)
     
  4. Greg Amann

    Greg Amann LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    I've used the 41% Roundup Ultra at 1 oz. per gallon of water and have treated over the top of evergreen giant liriope, and juniper with no burn what so ever. I always use my property as a test before I try things like this out on my customers property.
     
  5. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is in fact my property...
     
  6. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    roundup, rubber gloves and a sponge.
    Jim L
     
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    I take it there isn't anything then...otherwise I will be better off doing it by hand.
     
  8. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Actually if you try and remove the weed by hand from an ornamental grass there is little chance that you will pull the root free, and it will grow back. If you wet a sponge with roundup and then grab the weed, with the sponge , pulling the sponge along the leaf surface it will be much more effective than simply trying to yank the weed out by hand. If you want a quicker knockdown add scythe to the mix.
    Good Luck,
    Jim L
     
  9. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    Ill try that...
     
  10. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    trimec should give selective control of broadleaf weeds in larirope. dave
     

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