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flower bed with grass

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by SERRICO, Apr 29, 2004.


    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 94

    one of my commercial customer has a flowerbed (5x40) that is full of weeds and grass.
    In order to renovate that what do you suggest.:confused:
  2. Cleatus

    Cleatus LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 61

    chop them down, mulch over them. sell him on monthly maintenance.
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I would hit it with my MANTIS, mulch and maintain.....

  4. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    Pull them, chop them and they will return. Try to spray them and kill the root. Roots left become weeds and some will even multiply exponentially if not removed completely. After the weeds and grass are dead then preen and mulch. Doing it right the first time makes happy clients.
  5. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    Being in Texas, there's almost gotta be bermuda in there. Spraying a couple of times with Roundup or some other non selective herbicide is the only way I know of to get rid of that demon. Any you leave in there will haunt your maintenance program forever.

  6. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 60

    spray with round up and fusilade...fusilade pre-emerge for flowers. round-up, till, fusilade, you wuill have to water pre-emerge in, unless it rains.

    very important...annuals wont grow well in MOST pre-emergents.
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    SERRICO are you licensed to do chemicals???
  8. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    I would spray R-up first...wait until they start to burn down and then till the area with a Mantis-like machine. And as others mentioned above, you need to sell them on ongoing weed/grass control in the beds
  9. IndyPropertyCare

    IndyPropertyCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Dont forget the > WEED barrier < :rolleyes:
  10. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Under bark mulch, DO NOT use weed barrier.

    Under stone mulch, use it there.

    Weed barrier will do nothing to stop weed seed that is blown into the beds, and the weeds will root through the barrier, making it even harder to pulll them. Plus, it will not allow the breakdown of the mulch to incorporate into the soil, meaning in a few years, you will have a foot of mulch on top of the barrier.

    Weed barrier in bark mulch equates to Round-up and a pre-emergent, with the latter doing most of the work.


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