I have thoroughly sprayed RoundUp onto monkey grass that is growing
out-of-bounds. I have already sprayed it 6-7 times in the past 2
weeks, yet it is still green. The last 3 times I mixed the RoundUp
triple strength, still no result. It is a new bottle of RoundUp. Is
there something about RoundUp and Monkey Grass I don't understand? How
can Monkey grass be controlled? I want to plant fescue grass (this
week) after it dies out. When I try to pull it out, it just breaks
So, the suggested dilution is not good enough for use triple the dose?
I see. I wonder how many people do this rather irresponsible thing
with glysophate. Did you thoroughly read the label for what it won't
kill? I have no information for you. Read the label.
John, we are not talking about pesticides. I read the label. After
an online search I found reports from other gardeners who used RoundUp
on Monkey Grass with success. The mixed product does "wet" the leaves
so I don't believe I need a surfactant (or soapy spray). My specific
issue is that it is growing out-of-bounds and need to contain it
within an area. It is also starting to grow in areas of the lawn
which I do not want. Mowing does not seem to affect it at all. It
propagates using runners. If that is not possible, I may need to
remove all of it before it damages the house foundation or concrete
areas. Any suggestions for herbicides that work for this plant?
Another issue is proper identification of "monkey grass." I found
Any herbicide, insecticide or miticide is considered to be a
pesticide. Do your research. Glysophate is a pesticide, like it or
not. If you read the label, I am sure it didn't say to triple the
does if the dilution rate fails.
Liriope will not damage house foundation or concrete.
I have a suggestion; just take a sharp spade and chop it out, making a
furrow between the lawn and the concrete it will damage (?) and sit on
the ground and pull it out. Also, if you'd have read the label on the
bottle, you will see how long it can take to kill a plant with
glyphosate. It is not always over night. They do have several
different types, one of which can take over a week to kill a plant
it's used on.
Go read the label again.
Besides, if we use the word "chemical", some moron always stumbles into the
discussion and says "Everything's a chemical. Salt's a chemical blah blah
We need a generic word for these pest/weed control products. One that
everyone understands, but doesn't activate the morons.
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 15:03:22 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
The other greatly misunderstood word is "organic." Whether or not
something is used in a certified organic way, it is still a poison, a
pesticide. It can still kill us and children and pets and wildlife.
All this fussing is something I used to do. I don't do it any more. I
don't use pesticides, synthetic-chemical-organic-natural or otherwise.
My garden struck a balance after two years or so and now I have a
balance of insects and critters which do the natural thing...so on.
The real trick with terms is to completely ignore people who don't get
it. It's never going to change, and wasted energy is a shame.
My neighbor had some worms on her shrubs. The idiot "agronomist" next
door to her filled her pump up sprayer with Sevin. She sprayed her
shrubs to dripping, not wearing anything to cover her legs or arms and
it systemically went into her system, almost burning her flesh off her
After being breast cancer free for 9 years, she became sick and now
has stage 4, metastasized tumors in her sternum, breast tissue and
lungs. I hope she endures and lives forever, but really all she
needed at a bit of Bt-K. Oh well.
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 16:40:54 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I will stick with pesticide as it is not only an accurate description
but also indicates the types of "chemicals" we are discussing.
The morons are right, everything is chemical. The morons are also
easily prodded into moronic action so I just ignore them and try to
keep my postings as accurate as possible. Occasionally, I may even be
a little helpful to someone, even a moron.
And there is the "generic"word......."skull and
Amazing isn't it? I saw that this year and expect greater benefits
next. It keeps getting more simple all the time.
I agree and am following your lead on this. But once in a while,
grabbing an oil soaked clu-by-four and wailing away has a satisfying
Kinda like my stupit brother in law who advised me to use malathion on
my garden to kill the damned cabbage loopers that i still have trouble
with. Hell, it won't hurt you, he says. His garden is saturated with
that shit and his granddaughter eats from it.......what do you
do......the arguments go nowhere, so I gave up with him.
I would say Darwinism in action, but the fools are taking us down with
I agree with jangclub, but I'll add two things:
-If you'd done research, you would've discovered that sprays usually don't
work on that plant.
-You should drink the remainder of your Roundup, and the monkey grass will
cease to be a problem.
I think it was "less toxic" than table salt, which it is for what it's
worth. Even glyphosate itself has a higher LD50. Doubt the OP could
actually do himself in by downing the rest of the typical quart sized
bottle the ready mixed Round up comes in.
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