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Spray or weedeat it????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jon99, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    My wife and I bought a new house last winter in a new subdivision, between our yard and the corn field is a 6 foot strip of 4 foot tall weeds that the subdivisions claims they will eventually make into a drainage ditch and line with rock... I can't mow it because there are a bunch of rocks.. Should I simply spray it with Round-Up or grab the weed eater????
     
  2. jaredslawncare

    jaredslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Spray it w/round up, then apply spectracide, it will prevent growth for up to a year.
     
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    be careful and dont have any spray drift on the corn otherwise the farmer will be looking for you. personally i would keep weedeating it.
     
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    If the subdivision is going to put in a drainage ditch there must be some kind of a water situation there. I would not apply any spray and would just use the trimmer to keep everything under control.


    Gravely_Man
     
  5. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Even if they have no plans to do anything until next year????
     
  6. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557


    Well if there is corn in the corn field then i would worry about having spray drift going into the field and killing the corn. Corn is an easy plant to kill with a little bit of spray. Leanred that the hard way when i was farming for a few years. Just be careful if you decide to spray for drift, runoff, etc. Pick the day with no wind.
     
  7. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,069

    trim it down then spray it
     
  8. LANDGUARD

    LANDGUARD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Do Neither

    Call the Home Owners Association and tell them that it is an eyesore and snake pit and to have their lawn co. do it.:D :D

    Unless your the LCO.
     
  9. Seon

    Seon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I'm a homeowner and live on a hill with 2"- 6" river rocks thru-out the property. I spray roundup three-four times a year and still the weeds grow back. Where can I get spectracide?
     

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