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Weed killer, help!

Weed killer, help!
Posted by Todd from AL on 2001-04-12 11:14:55

I sprayed my flower garden with herbacide 2 weeks ago, everything is wilting and flowers are falling off. Included azalias, tulip tree and pansies. Anything I can do to salvage whats left?
thanks.
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  • herbicide
    Posted by Ber from VT on 2001-04-17 12:06:43

    Quoting Todd: ------------
    -I sprayed my flower garden with herbacide 2 weeks ago, everything is wilting and flowers are falling off. Included azalias, tulip tree and pansies. Anything I can do to salvage whats left?
    -thanks.

    Hi Todd,

    Is the product labeled to kill broadleaved plants? If so, it's doing just what it was designed to do.

    The label should tell you how long the chemical remains active, and maybe even how to counteract its effects. If it's not clear from the label, I recommend that you contact the manufacture's Web site or call them -- their number should be on the label.

    I'd like to hear what the manufacture recommended to you, if you wouldn't mind sharing. I hope your garden grows and blooms despite it's current troubles.

    Other options for weed control include corn gluten meal (a byproduct of corn processing that is used as animal feed). It contains a protein that prevents seeds from germinating. There are also techniques for appliying herbicides directly to the plants you want to get rid of, with brushes, wiping with a gloved hand, etc. But these recommendations vary with the kind of herbicide used, so follow the directions on the label/from the manufacturer to be safe and sure.
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