How to weed tree wells?

zcarenowJune 18, 2006


I have a question for the experts here. I recently moved to a new house(about 5 months now). What is a fast way to weed the grass/weedsgrowing from the tree well. Basically, the mulch/soil around my tree has weeds or unsightly grass growing in it. I tried my weed trimmer but that just scatters the mulch and dirt all over the place. I tried

picking them with my hands to get it out through the roots, but it is hard and scatters the dirt also. I have tried burying the weeds with more mulch, but it grows through it within a few days. There has got to be a better, efficient way to do this? Any suggestions or pics on how to do this? Someone had suggested using Roundup, but wouldn't that kill the tree? I have some pics so you can see. Thanks.

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momof6meme2four(8a TX)

You can use Round-up around the base of the tree. Will only kill tree if you get it on the leaves. I spray around my trees every year and have not kill a tree yet. I have even sprayed poison ivy growing up the trunk.

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