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Weeds in my groundcover

Posted by rosa_sharon 6z MA (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 12:15

Hi all,
I just bought a new place and am working to create a garden. The previous owners planted a bed of myrtle that is well established but unfortunately it is full of weeds and long blades of grass.
I spent hours weeding it last weekend and it looks as bad as it did before I started.
Any suggestions on how to deal with this? I'd hate to pull it all out since the flowers are so pretty in the spring, but it really looks awful. ( see picture )

Thanks for your help!


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RE: Weeds in my groundcover

There are herbicides that can kill the grass (looks like bermuda) without killing the myrtle.

Or, just keep pulling weeds and eventually you will get them.


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RE: Weeds in my groundcover

What herbicides can do that, Lazygardens?
Mike


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RE: Weeds in my groundcover

Ortho's Grass-B-Gon is one. Fusilade is another.


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RE: Weeds in my groundcover

Monterey Grass Getter is another. In fact I am currently using it for grass in my Phlox, and it actually works. Requires several treatments for complete control, is what I am finding. And, darned expensive.


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