Can I spray roundup on the grass growing around my orange tree?

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I have a mature orange tree. It's fruit is not very sweet and I'm ready to cut it down. However , I'd like to give it one more year.

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 14, 2018

    If you use round up, you will have to make sure that you don't get the roundup on anything but the weed leaves. I would try to get one that has the choice between foam and regular spray. Use the foam, but not enough to drip too badly.

  • Jerry Jerry on Jul 14, 2018
    Yes, you can. As long as the bark is hardened off the Roundup won't hurt it. Try to avoid getting Roundup on the leaves although they won't absorb much anyway because of their waxy coating.

  • My intense dislike of round up is immeasurable. Monsanto is paying off out of court settlements . . . Bad for the environment, wildlife and people. Vinegar will achieve the same result, yet be environmentally friendly. So will boiling water or epsom salt and boiling water.

  • Rockyroad Rockyroad on Jul 15, 2018
    Sometimes more than one spray is needed . Round-up kills anything green , foliage , grass,weeds , etc . Even if you get it on the soles of your boots and walk on the lawn , you'll see dead spots . Make sure you don't spray low branches , if there are any . Must dry on foliage , so don't spray before rain . Wear gloves , mix exactly as instructed , more isn't any better , follow directions "to the T " . Avoid hitting the bark w/ spray .

  • Jmax Jmax on Jul 16, 2018

    Thank you very much