The landscape bed offers some challenges with weed control because there is a fine line between a weed and a desirable plant. Also, some plants and weeds are grasses and others are herbaceous while some are brushy. So controls are often NOT just spray everything and wait for it to work; some care needs to be used and sometimes experiment to see how your plants react to control under the conditions at that time.
One of the most unique items we have is ferti•lome® Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery®. This is a product you can apply to the landscape that will prevent broadleaf weeds and some annual grasses for up to 60 days. This product doesn’t kill existing weeds and it prevents some broadleaves that Dimension® doesn’t prevent.
Hi-Yield® Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper containing Dimension®, is a product that prevents annual grasses and many summer and fall germinating broadleaf weeds for up to 3 months. Please refer to the label for your specific weed.
To kill broadleaf weeds in and around desirable plants we need to be very careful not to get the control on those plants. Rather than using a sprayer, often we will want to apply directly to ONLY the weed we want to kill. A foam paint brush can help with this. Mix Hi-Yield® Triclopyr Ester with Hi-Yield® Spreader Sticker and daub on the weeds you don’t like. Don’t want to mess with mixing? Use ferti•lome® Brush Killer Stump Killer RTU, this 8oz bottle has a brush in it already. You can snip and apply to the stem or brush it onto the leaves.
For grasses growing in the landscape, use ferti•lome® Over-the-Top II or Hi-Yield® Grass Killer with Hi-Yield® Spreader Sticker added. This one can be sprayed over the top of most landscape plants, including Iris and Daylilies. Don’t spray your ornamental grasses!