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Grass/Weeds in my ground cover

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by TriCountyLawn, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Hey guys, im looking for a recommendation on a product for grass & weeds growing in ground cover. Grass grows faster in the ground cover then in lawn I swear ;). I did a few searches and they were several years old so figured id pick you guy's brains. Here's a pic of one area. Any advise is appreciated.

  2. Your going to have to hand pull or use fusilade for grassy weeds, but make sure to check label to see if groundcover will not be damaged. My other recommendation is add more groundcover to the sparse areas so there is no bare ground. A granular pre-emergent should be applied to prevent future outbreak.
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  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746


    The cover appears to be vinca minor with those blueish florets. I think the plant in the background right corner is a mahonia and the dead one could have been an azalea. A severe winter could be the culprit here. The thinning areas are from disease or leaf compaction that was removed later.
    You can replace some vinca clumps and remulch the area completely. Before you apply anything to the bed........replant wait til the soil settles around the new plantings and then add something like freehand herbicide. Water regularly and keep the mulch at around 2 inches if possible.
    Hand weed what you can before you begin.
  4. GrassStitcher

    GrassStitcher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    I used this trick before and it works pretty good - put on a rubber glove, then put on a cotton glove over it, spray the cotton glove with roundup and go around and touch the weeds with the cotton glove.
  5. Ferris68

    Ferris68 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    There is a BASF product call Segment. I use it all the time. You can spray it on ivy, lariope and over the top of almost any woody plant without any harm done. I mix 3oz Segment and 1oz Kinetic per gallon. I get it from Helena Chemical.
  6. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Thanks guys, I planted more ground cover ,weeded and will be mulching the area. Ill keep ya posted on the follow up! Many thanks!

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