IS it too late to spray weed killer?

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  1. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    So I'm wondering if by this time of year, is it getting to be too late to kill broadleaf weeds? The smart weed seems to be coming along. Will I do more damage or is there still enough growing season to cause the grasses to come up and produce seed?

    Our average first frost is usually mid to late October.
     
  2. bwelty

    bwelty Elite Refuge Member

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    What weeds are you trying to take out? Just be careful and do it with a hand sprayer so you don't get the good stuff.
     
  3. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Cocklebur and assorted vines mainly
     
  4. hhpage

    hhpage Senior Refuge Member

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    You should do whatever you can to kill all of the cockleburs. They can turn into a huge problem very quickly if they are allowed to make seed. Getting rid of them is worth losing some smartweed.
     
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  5. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have no mercy for a cocklebur but this area naturally floods so I assume the cocklebur seed floats and spreads Probably the best I can do is to slow it down in a few spots.
     
  6. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    I spray right up until everything makes seed. I do this to prevent undesirable plants from making seed. Also when it comes to use of roundup and Habitat the plant composition will be better next year even if to late to make a difference this year.
     
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    good advise from Clayton
     

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