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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Weed killer for around hedging. Reply with quote

Hi . We planted a row of laurel and red robin at back of lawn up against a timber panel fence, in April just gone. Needless to say the weeds in between are all over the place, and have to be pulled every few weeks (takes over an hour on hands and knees). Is there something I can spray that will kill the weeds and grass, but wont kill the hedging. I want to spray it in a straight line so that I just have to run the lawnmower along the edge. (Hope ye understand me!)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Roundup in a similar situation.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All very well, but I presume if the slightest bit gets on the hedge, it will kill it. It would be very awkward, as there is not much room around it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slookie wrote:
All very well, but I presume if the slightest bit gets on the hedge, it will kill it. It would be very awkward, as there is not much room around it.


Depends what you mean by ON THE HEDGE. Roundup will only do damage to the hedge if it gets on the leaves. It will have no effect on bark or stems. So you can use it, but carefully.
When the spray stars to take effect then it would be worth your while covering the soil with a much of bark or better still a layer of weed proof material followed by bark.
You don't want to go back to hands and knees. I'm sure you know that pulling the weeds every week may just have thickened them in their initial stages.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Products related to the topic. Reply with quote




Roundup weedkiller

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slookie, to make things a little safer for your hedge when spraying let me suggest you use a cowl around the spray head to prevent drift
This can be bought in most garden centres or farmers co-ops.
Just bring your spray lance with you to compare sizes.

To be honest with you, in harder times I have even used a plastic pot slipped over the spray head to prevent drift. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the mini chip bark spread along the hedge at a depth of two inches will be effective in controlling the weed situation
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the link,just got a great price on e bay for 1000 ml round up,i have an area to clear shortly and this has helped me decide what to use.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used a flower pot over bottom of lance... cheap and chearful. Any comments on using peat from the bog around bottom of beach hedge? Bark would be ideal but expensive. Sprayed roundup about 2-3 weeks ago. Grass has died back now. Thanks
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