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Re: Weed control

I apply it with a paint brush to my weeds- although I suppose that a rag
wrapped around a stick would work just fine.  Never had the slightest
problem applying it and damaging my other plants.

Bob Campbell

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray W <wie1086@mail.harborcom.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: April 2, 1999 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: Weed control

>Well, maybe I'm wrong on this one. I've seen Roundup damage Maple trees via
>root system. I won't gamble my Hosta.
>Ray W z5
>Mentor, Ohio
>Daniel Nelson wrote:
>> Roundup works great. I use it all winter to kill winter annuals and hope
>> to spray some this weekend.
>> Bob Solberg has mentioned that roundup doesn't seem to bother hostas
>> much. I would still try not to get any on hostas leaves. I sprayed some
>> daffodils in a hosta bed 4 weeks ago. Roundup doesn't seem to hurt daffs
>> much. I can not tell I sprayed them. The weeds have changed color from
>> green to almost yellow.
>> Alex Summers sprayed 15 gallons of Roundup on his hosta beds just this
>> past week. Alex mixes his almost double strength. I mix mine single
>> strength. We both buy Roundup by the 2.5 gallon bottle and it cost about
>> +ACQ-90.  I use about 3 oz. per gallon. The 2.5 gallon bottles are more
>> concentrated than what you buy at the garden center.(I am not talking
>> about the pre-mixed)
>> I have been meaning to start a thread on this very topic. How timely.
>> Dan Nelson
>> Bridgeville DE
>> zone 7
>> SussexTreeInc+AEA-ce.net
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