cedar tree grass control

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  1. olafoggy

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    planted some small cedars whats my best option for killing grass around them besides covering and using roundup around each thanks
     
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    Clethodim & crop oil (must use both) will kill grass & not harm trees.
     
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    ^^^ Yup - next year you can try Oust XP or Spyder XP earlier in the spring before they candle and that'll smoke the grasses.
     
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    I probably should say..... ok.... u kill the grass - now weeds r gonna come up. U need 2-3 pre emergent sprays in there as well. Read up in tree planting section. Simazine, surflan, prowl h20, etc.
     
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    Depends on how many cedars you planted OTC spruce.jpg , but weed mats are a one time deal
     
  7. IowaBowHunter1983

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    I wouldn't be afraid of roundup either. Doesn't take much effort to spray away from tree and even if you get a lil on it, you aint killing a cedar with a little bit of roundup. Add some residual weed control in with it as noted above and you be all set.
     
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    I transplanted 175 small cedars this year. Sprayed around them with R/U not knowing it would set them back some. They seem to have toughed it out and doing fine.
     
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    I doubt it was the roundup unless you really got a lot on them. First year trees are always half brown if they have any size to them. By next year, they will look like they always belonged
     
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    I pretty well doused them, didn't think anything of gly hurting them. It even set back the established cedars in the fence row o_O
     
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    yeah that might do it... lol. Kinda of proves my earlier point that RU is an option .... preferable sprayed away from the tree. ;)
     
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    I was spraying alongside them for WSGs planting in a few weeks, I though man I bet those cedars would take off if I killed that grass HAHA
    Live and learn, I think most of them will make it.
     
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    Lol. Yep

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    To be honest, I've never worried about grass control around cedars! I spend way too much time killing them out of my warm season grasses to worry about protecting them when they are where I do want them. In my experience, cedars pretty much thrive on neglect. RU (on the green part) will do them more harm than a little grass!
     
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    This was cedars at last minute on a whim. I was planting while bro was moving em. He was too slow on some and I ran the big sprayer right over Some. Browned some out but be just fine. I do not like spraying trees growing. Or moving them while they growing. BUT - Trees with large root systems can take quite a beating. I sure don’t wanna push it or spray on purpose but things r tough. Getting rid of grasses - if u add pre-emergent cocktail will speed up growth. But-
    Cedars grow in grasses pretty darn well to begin with. Just depends how much u wanna push em along. Heck- if a guy wanted to get crazy- fertilize em. Leaving them be with nothing should be sufficient on most of em. If I wanted speed em up- I’d work on the really small ones still trying to get established. Lil 8-12” ones. [​IMG]][​IMG]


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    Hurting “foliage” on tree a lot different than tree taking it in & killing it. Will kill off new soft growth BUT energy in tree - if older & well established- will overcome it & put new growth on. Recover with some time.
     

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