How do I kill them? ... KILL THEM !!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4-Leaf, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. 4-Leaf

    4-Leaf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    So ... I'm doing some work for this lady and she has a row of Azaleas about 100 feet long. Growing in the Azaleas look to be 2 or three types of vines (some with stickers and some without.)

    She wants them dead but there is no way she can afford to have me pull them out by hand. Is there something I can spray on them (that won't hurt the Azaleas or the grass) to kill them? ... make them history? ... color them gone? ... 86 them? ... finish them?

    Thanks for the help -- RM
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    I don't know of any product that will do that sort of thing.
    Sounds like you might have to pull them out by hand.

    BTW- You wouldn't be related to Charlie Manson at all? :D
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Charlie Manson or Son of Sam...even Ted Bundy, LOL.
  4. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Try Tordon- I get it from the farmers coop here. It's thick like syrup so it does'nt run all over and you just drip it on the fresh cut of any woody plant. It works great on trees I cut down to keep suckers from popping back up-never tried it on vines but it's worth a shot.
  5. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    Might try SCYTH a fatty acid . saw it at Lesco. Like Roundup but works faster.
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    What kind of vines are you looking at, posion ivy, grape, wild morning glory??????Better idenitfy before you touch.

  7. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    Sytch is a burn down with little residule like roundup. Roundup will work a little slower but lasts longer. The trick is getting it on only the vines and not the Azaleas. You might try wiping it on instead of spraying. Lesco and others sell a wand that is a piece of PVC pipe with an angle at the end that has a fabric over it that becomes saturated with the pesticide. You could also use a sponge or rag attached to the end of a stick just dip it in a bucket and wipe the vines. I've used a type of wand to get rid of creeping vines in groundcover Junipers and it worked well.

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