Any safe weed killers to use near my Japanese maple?

pengoulinJune 18, 2014

I planted a young maple back in November. It is growing strong but the flower bed I have planted it in is being overtaken by weeds. Is there a safe weed killer I could spray around it to kill the weeds?

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Buddy-boy

Make sure you use a glyphosate weedkiller that is not residulal that means it does not harm the soil and is inactive when in the soil. Roundup is one of those
Also you have to make a makeshift barrier to protect your plants when spraying a piece of board or similar etc

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:08PM
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gardengal48

The best weedkiller is at the end of your wrist :)) Manually removing the weeds is the most thorough and least environmentally impacting method there is. Just be careful not to disrupt the soil excessively around the root zone of the tree. JM's have a quite delicate and shallow root system that resents disturbance.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:11PM
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alley_cat_gw

It doesnt even have to be windy. The slightest drift and you could be sorry about your 'young japanese maples leaves'.
Be careful
Al

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:18PM
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Buddy-boy

Hi Gardengal48
How are you
I also have a degree in horticulture and Landscaper
But Iam from Scotland
Your view of digging them out I agree with
But not everybody is able to do this due to disability etc
That is why i answered with weed killer because that is what the poster enquired about , No offence G
Cheers G

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:29PM
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