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    Killing a huge weed

    So this is a picture of some crazy weeds that have invaded the rear corner of my lot. They are on the opposite side of my privacy fence. When I first bought the house I didn't even realize I owned that spot.

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    For the first year I didn't even touch these, cause I didn't think it was my problem. Of course this allowed the weed to get really bad. Every year I chop it down and it keeps coming back. You can see in the picture there are four clumps of stumps that I assume are all part of one plant. I've dumped various chemicals on it that seem to kill it for that year, but the next spring it's back. Also my underground electrical box is right next to this, so digging it out doesn't seem feasible.

    Anybody got a good idea on how to kill this thing?



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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Go to the local elevator and get Tordon RTU. It's a brush killer and you don't need a private pesticide license to buy it.



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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkplug View Post
    Go to the local elevator and get Tordon RTU. It's a brush killer and you don't need a private pesticide license to buy it.
    Awesome, thanks. Do I need to be concerned what this will do to surrounding ground? The area with these weeds is on the lot line with two of my neighbors.



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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Those things are nearly invincible. Salt the earth!



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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Farm supply stores have smaller bottles of brush killer. I have a small bottle with a brush - apply to fresh cuts. It's worked very well for me and doesn't leave a scorched-earth look to the area because I apply to only what I want dead.


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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Quote Originally Posted by EnhancedFujita View Post
    Awesome, thanks. Do I need to be concerned what this will do to surrounding ground? The area with these weeds is on the lot line with two of my neighbors.
    Apply only enough to cover the newly cut branch. It's not a spray. Think of it as a stain for your deck. Just enough to cover but not run off.


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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Obviously based on my avatar I opened this thread totally thinking we were discussing something very different! Killing some weed clearly means different things to different folks!


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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Just make sure the RTU makes contact with the outside edges of the stems (the phloem needs to carry the chemical down to the roots).


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    Bro. Dem trees.



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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Quote Originally Posted by TXCyclones View Post
    Obviously based on my avatar I opened this thread totally thinking we were discussing something very different! Killing some weed clearly means different things to different folks!
    I've "killed" a few in my day...alas those days are behind me.

    Looks like I'm picking up some RTU tomorrow though. Thanks for the advice everyone.



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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Shovel and replace dirt. Especially if you want to reuse the area



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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Get a case of Zig Zags, one of those big things of Cheese Puffs from Sam's Club, and enjoy the ride.


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    Re: Killing a huge weed

    Dig around the base of the main weed. Wrap a chain around the weeds several times over. Then use truck or Jeep to pull on chain.

    Weed will be gone as long as you get enough of the roots.


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