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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Feb 15, 2016 6:41 PM CST
Hi, the house that we will be moving into, has about 200 sq ft of it. I've battled it in the past but not on this scale. Cutting it back or digging it up hasn't made a dent in it. I don't want to poison it but will I have to?
Anyone have any tips
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Feb 15, 2016 10:20 PM CST

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I know someone who covered it with thick black plastic for the summer. It gets no water and the black kinds of cooks it. This killed most of it , the remainder with brush killer.
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
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froggardener
Feb 16, 2016 12:37 AM CST
Thanks, that sounds good.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
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NJBob
Feb 16, 2016 8:13 PM CST

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Glade I could help , hope it works.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Feb 16, 2016 8:38 PM CST
A good brush killer is Tordon. You can get it at a Farm and Home type store. Home Depot and Lowes won't have it. All you have to do is break a couple stems, spray the stems and the plant dies. Just wear gloves and follow directions because it is potent but works great for weedy wood stemmed plants. We use it on bush honeysuckle that every now and then will pop up. We killed most but a few still come back every once in awhile.
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Feb 18, 2016 7:07 PM CST
Thanks @pepper23. If I use the Tordon, how long till I can replant?
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
Feb 18, 2016 7:26 PM CST
That is a good question and I think the best answer is at least a week. If you don't drip any on the ground and get it straight onto the stems it shouldn't be much longer than that before it's safe. Best way to check would be to plant some annuals that are cheap like marigolds or petunias and see how they react. If they don't seem affected I would then go ahead and plant.
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Feb 18, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Okay, I read all of the info on the link you sent and will start looking for it
Thank you for all of the help
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