Hi, I have a hillside full of little juniper pacificas, which were
planted with one of those antiweed tarps, and then mulched.
We had a big hailstorm and the tarp got several minor knicks
in it somehow, even covered by the mulch, and
other stuff is popping up. I've weeded but it is getting out of hand
timewise, and I was wondering what I could spray that would
not kill the junipers. Oh and anyone that says 'just get out there
and pull them up' probably does not work 60hrs a week. :)
On Jun 20, 10:29 am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
That is not a bad idea. I had pulled up a few weeds and
disturbed a yellowjacket nest so I'm leaning towards the
spray method, also for the time factor. A little hand sprayer and
close spraying is working for now, although
there is this cataloupe type vine with thorns that is getting the
With your busy schedule you want something more low maintenance. You
might consider moving into an urban apartment, or condominium.
On the other hand, the junipers are perennials, and the weeds are
annuals. As the junipers grow, they will crowd out the annuals. It may
look a bit trashy at first, but the junipers will fill in where the soil
Tarp with nicks, or not, the wind, birds, and animals will deposit seeds
which will sprout on your best laid plans. If you don't want to pull
weeds, lay newspaper over them, and then spread mulch over the
newspaper. You will need to do this until the junipers are large enough
to shade out the weeds, but even so, there will still be the occasional
weed that will need to be pulled or covered.
You might be happier just paving over your hillside, and painting it
green, but the results will end up being the same as above.
Consider this your tuition in landscaping.
If you are contemplating using "Round-Up", you may want to look at the
following sites first:
Mad dog Republicans to the right. Democratic spider webs to the left. True
Junipers are about as low maintenence as it gets... pacificas is
extremely low maintenence, grows fast and will in short order cover
the ground completely. I'd pull up the weeds and patch and mulch the
holes... don't really need to but will look unsightly until the
junipers spread... those junipers will spread weeds or no.
What an ignorant snotty useless uncalled for remark, typical billy
goat style intellect... I'm surprised you didn't tell him to move into
a dank n' dingy one room ghetto slum basement appartment like yours.
Not true... most "weeds" are perennials... to some they're weeds to
other's they're wildflowers.
I had a problem with large amounts of weeds crowding out some of my flowers
I bought a 4" x 2' plastic tube. I place this around the weed near my
I then use a spray bottle full of the strong vinegar like they sell in the
garden department at Lowe's, and spray the vinegar down through the tube
onto the weeds.
For the vinegar to be most effective, you need to do this on a hot, sunny
For the weeds that are really up close to the flower, I pull them out by
hand or use a small hoe or pair of scissors and cut them down.
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