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Old 04-06-2021, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Landscaping/Flowerbed weeds...pull or spray?

What are yíallís thoughts on spraying vs. pulling weeds in your landscaping/flowerbeds for best results? Plants only include larger stuff spaced out 3-4 ft. (i.e. large grasses, junipers, small trees).
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:52 PM   #2
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Spray.....but that’s what I do......and I’m lazy. Round up applied carefully should be fine.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:06 PM   #3
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I'm a puller.
Don't use any chemicals.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:08 PM   #4
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I spray also. Just be careful not to hit the plants, especially on windy days.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:12 PM   #5
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I'm a puller.
Don't use any chemicals.
Same here
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:12 PM   #6
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I need to find something that works on nutsedge. Iíve tried Sedgehammer and one other product, along with round-up and no luck so far.


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Old 04-06-2021, 09:16 PM   #7
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What are y’all’s thoughts on spraying vs. pulling weeds in your landscaping/flowerbeds for best results? Plants only include larger stuff spaced out 3-4 ft. (i.e. large grasses, junipers, small trees).
I spray a specific killer that won’t mess with your plants like grasses, roses etc. can’t remember the name but check for it at ace or HD
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:25 PM   #8
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When I was younger I pulled them. Now that I am older spray works much better.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:28 PM   #9
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I need to find something that works on nutsedge. Iíve tried Sedgehammer and one other product, along with round-up and no luck so far.


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Amen! In for advice for this as well.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:34 PM   #10
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Same here
I pull some and hoe the others; no chemicals.
For example, the thistles get hoed and if you slice 'em off at ground level where you can see the white, inner core, they do not come back.
The Bast*rd (really? can't use THAT word???) Cabbage used to be pretty bad in my pasture; 3 years ago I started pulling them (you have to get that long tap root) after I found that mowing/shredding didn't do it and they came back from that.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:26 PM   #11
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I’ll ask my wife. I don’t have a clue. I do farm and ranch. She’s in charge of home and garden.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:33 AM   #12
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If there's a bunch, ill spray, just a few and they get pulled.
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:50 AM   #13
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I use crab ex or halts without broadleaf weed control. Pre-emergent works just as well in the beds as it does in the lawn. This results in much fewer weeds to manage.


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Old 04-07-2021, 04:32 PM   #14
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I spray, sorta. Bought this pvc wand that has a paint roller on the end and you put chemical in the handle. Dab and go.

https://www.sprayersupplies.com/rw02...SABEgIVZPD_BwE

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Old 04-07-2021, 07:29 PM   #15
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If they are broadleafs and not grassy---get a weed killer with 2-4,d in it but don't use Roundup as it will kill your shrubs and flowering plants. Best thing to do is use Neil Sperry's advice and put out pre-emergent herbicide granules that kills a weed when the seed sprouts.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:44 PM   #16
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If there's a bunch, ill spray, just a few and they get pulled.
This.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:48 PM   #17
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You can also use a torch which works great killing them
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:20 PM   #18
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Spray here. Just did it today.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:35 PM   #19
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Get you some Surflan pre- emergent apply twice a year, February and September. You won’t have any weeds to speak of. You can spray all over your plants won’t hurt a thang except turn them orange till the rain washes it off.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:51 PM   #20
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I spray. But in my family of green thumbs, I’m known as Nature’s Mortician, so don’t go by me.
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