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Treating Sumach/Rhus

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We strimmed a chaps garden in May, left it for a couple of weeks then sprayed with roundup. 

He called us back and asked us to do it again 4 month later..  I think we need a better solution as it is way worse that it was in May.

Anyone a better method of control..  

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Yeah, you won’t like it though. Dig it out. And you will have to get all of it.  Not sure how realistic it is in that situation. I had one in a garden years ago when I was a kid. Spent the whole day digging it over and getting bits of root out. Got it in the end.  Nightmare. 

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Cut it back to the ground and sprinkle liberal amounts of water treatment salt were it grows .

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45 minutes ago, Chris at eden said:

Yeah, you won’t like it though. Dig it out. And you will have to get all of it.  Not sure how realistic it is in that situation. I had one in a garden years ago when I was a kid. Spent the whole day digging it over and getting bits of root out. Got it in the end.  Nightmare. 

The back garden is the same but bigger..  It looks like we fertilised it rather than herbcided it..

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18 minutes ago, headgroundsman said:

I think you should have gone back in 4 weeks to see how much needed retreating

 

I see that now... 😃 We had strimmed and sprayed it a few years back,  then the rhus wasn't the problem, the backgarden was 6ft of brambles. I didn't even look at the site last year, he called and I just sent the guys to strim and spray the regrowth. Was a shock to see the re growth..

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1 minute ago, benedmonds said:

I see that now... 😃 We had strimmed and sprayed it a few years back,  then the rhus wasn't the problem, the backgarden was 6ft of brambles. I didn't even look at the site last year, he called and I just sent the guys to strim and spray the regrowth. Was a shock to see the re growth..

To be fair the garden i tackled was in the same street. It took 3 goes and still the odd bit after.

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Would have raked it off after strimming, treated it straight away - not waited. Unless weather was against you. Then gone back Sept, fr nother dose. K

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