Weed or plant???

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by iamthelawnbarber, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. iamthelawnbarber

    iamthelawnbarber LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 99

    I have been in the mowing business for a few years. Now one of my clients wants me to clean out her overgrown flower beds. She has many Momosa trees in every bed along with smaller plants. I can tell the rhododendruns & bigger plants, but the smaller ones I'm having trouble identifying if they are plants or weeds. Anyone know of a website that shows pics of different weeds or plants so I can tell the difference?
  2. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    Not sure of a website, I picked up a book at the local Borders bookstore 'Weeds of the northeast', by Richard H. Uva, Joseph C. Neal and Joseph M. Ditomaso. Comstock/ Cornell paperbacks. $29.95. I keep it in the truck and it has been very handy. Good pics of plants from seedlings to maturity, good descriptions, growing habits, etc.
    You could check Amazon.com and maybe find it cheaper.
    Hope it helps,
  3. loom-gen

    loom-gen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    weedalert.com ask and you shall receive. books are good too.
  4. GrassIsGreenerLawnCare

    GrassIsGreenerLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 636

    i hate those momosa's. i just cut like 60 of em growing through this ladys fence. they grow so damn fast, good thing youre getting them out of there. youll be back next year to cut em back again. lol
  5. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    Just ask her to tie a string around the one she want to keep; and then you clean out everything else.
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,800

    Have her put a garbage bag over the ones she wants to keep--then use Roundup.
  7. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    Riggs: How about my fav: Diesel and Crossbow.

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