Re: Herbicides That Are Safe for Iris Beds
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- Subject: Re: Herbicides That Are Safe for Iris Beds
- From: Gf7443@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 05:32:44 -0700 (MST)
Regarding herbicides safe for Iris:
Dave Niswonger recommended a product called "Poast" to me some time ago. It
is difficult to find, too, and sometimes has to be specially ordered. A real
garden shop can do this.....as opposed to a garden section in a hardware or
discount store. The product may be as expensive as $40.00 per pint, but the
mix is a tablespoon or two to a gallon, and it goes a long way.
Dave insisted this product was safe, and I have used it. It doesn't hurt the
iris a bit, and gets rid of most grasses. It leaves the broad leaf weeds
alone though. Whether it is a nasty substance in the water supply, or
poisons the bunnies or something, I will leave to the experts. All I am
able to relate is that it gets rid of the grass and doesn't hurt the iris.
I hope that helps you.
Gloria Fairhead, Annapolis, Zone 7.