Useful Roundup Trivia

Robert Lauf via pbs
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:29:54 PDT
As mostly everyone knows, if you spray Roundup on your lawn, it will translocate and kill a much larger unintended area.  So if you want to expand a garden at the expense of lawn, you can use a spade to cut a sort of firebreak through the sod and then spray what's on the garden side.

But I have discovered that with Bermuda grass, it is a contact poison but doesn't translocate.  So in Bermuda grass alone you can use it like liquid edger.  Some years ago, the city replaced a fire hydrant and the knuckleheads seeded with Bermuda.  Don't ask me why.  So this green, self-propelled barbwire goes right under the plastic edging and invades my garden.  Roundup kills it quickly and only where it is sprayed.  I discovered this by accident, maybe spraying the invasion and hoping it would translocate and kill the mother ship.  Anyway, it's useful to know if you have a similar problem.

Bob   Zone 7, delightfully sunny after 2.5" of rain yesterday
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