Round up in colder weather

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnworker, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    when the weather gets cold like in late october in virginia, How do you guys prepare areas for new planting beds. I have had trouble with round up doing the job during these times. Any tips on what to add to it to get a good kill in colder months. It can't be any thing that will hurt the soil plants are going in.
     
  2. FlaRipper

    FlaRipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    use a sod cutter
     
  3. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I second the sod cutter or spades.
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    tiller....
    roundul will work fine, but takes a lot longer in the winter.
    roundup works by stopping the plants metabolism. If the plant is not growing much, it can withstand this for longer periods.
     
  5. FlaRipper

    FlaRipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    a tiller will move potential weed seed to the surface, creating even more weeds
     
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    that's why you use a pre emergent
     
  7. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We mix Pre-M and Round-Up and it does well.
     
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Ditto that. WE dig up or pull major weeds then knock it twice with pre m and gly...If that doesnt work there is always a spade and wheelbarrow. Sometimes you just gotta get back to basics like that
     

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