unwanted seedlings in woodland garden

ckwpMay 23, 2006

I have a woodland garden but the trees are locust and every spring they make millions upon millions of dime sized papery seeds which look lovely in the wind but blow into every bed on the property where they sprout...would a pre-emersion herbicide work or should I just keep turning the mulch to keep them from getting started?

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I don't know how effective a pre-emergent would work on tree seeds (or how much you'd have to use). I have the same issue with red maples and seedlings come up everywhere. Sweet gum too! Next year you could try pre-emergent in one area and see if it is better. As long as you have things in there that you want to come up from seed!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2006 at 10:15PM
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ahughes798(z5 IL)

Keep turning that mulch and pulling those seedlings. And consider getting rid of your locust. I'm in mid-whirlygig season right now..and every day I think of getting rid of the big maple in my back yard. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2006 at 12:15AM
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