Mike P
Mike P
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  • Raleigh, NC
Asked on Dec 9, 2011

We have blue rug growing on the bank in front of our house.

Flowerscapes Garden Design & LandscapingMike and AnneDouglas Hunt
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El toro zoysia has grown up through it. We tried a light spray of Ortho Weed Be Gone, that did little. How can we kill the grass without killing the juniper?
mike
5 answers
  • The Money Pit
    on Dec 9, 2011

    You can use RoundUp but VERY carefully. Here's the trick. Take a big plastic milk jug and cut off the bottom. Then place that directly over the grass area you want to kill and spray into the spout of the bottle and into the grass. The milk jug acts as an enclosed chamber and prevents over-spray from getting to the juniper you want to save.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Dec 9, 2011

    Check the label on sethoxydim (Vantage) herbicide. I think it is labeled for grass control in juniper

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Dec 10, 2011

    Very clever idea, Money Pit!

  • Mike and Anne
    on Dec 10, 2011

    Grass-Be-Gone is safe to use around Juniper and readily available.

  • In my experience, Grass-Be-Gone works well.

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