Weed Killers: Lycoris and Lontrel

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:40:54 PDT
Hi Jan,

We either use herbicides or we would have to surrender to the weeds.  We 
have 5 acres (2 hectares) to care for, and it takes 4 high school or 
college students to keep the weeds down in summer, even with some use of 

The Lycoris we grow are already in leaf when we start applying herbicides 
in early May.  We will have to be more careful around the Hosta and the 
Lycoris in future.  We do not use them as pre-emergent agents, but rather 
spray the weeds in leaf.  We did not spray at all once the Lycoris scapes 
started to appear at the surface of the soil.  Still, some could have gone 
into the soil earlier.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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