Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

4 ft high Tree Saplings/vines infesting grassy yard


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 PM
tk4454 tk4454 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 62
Rep Power: 3
tk4454 is on a distinguished road
Default 4 ft high Tree Saplings/vines infesting grassy yard

So I got a call to a house today and the ladies wants all these saplings taken out of her grass, a friend recommended I pull them by hand if I can, but if I cant what should I do? I was hoping to knock em down with my pole saw then treat the area with something that will kill baby trees, but not lawns , and advice is appreciated thanks
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-24-2013, 11:55 AM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 3
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Good luck finding something that will kill the saplings and not the grass.

Don't know of anything strong enough to kill trees, even young ones but not the grass.

I would recommend Remedy Ultra, Round-Up and Surfmark. Yes it will kill the grass but it will also kill the trees. Just mowing them or cutting them down won't do the trick. They will come right back. And if you cut them down you can't spray them afterwards, unless you use a soil steralizer which will kill the grass for the next 8 months.

Solution is don't let them start coming up. Keep the yard mowed before you ever have the issue.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Can you hit them with a small stump grinder and take out the main root structure? That should do it.

__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-24-2013, 12:36 PM
CDLAWNCARE CDLAWNCARE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Nisula, MI
Posts: 136
Rep Power: 2
CDLAWNCARE is on a distinguished road
Default

An old timer once told me if you cut down the trees and paint the stumps with round-up concentrate (not mixed) that will kill them. Haven't tried it myself yet as I just heard about it last fall. Sounds like it would work though and he has been dealing with plants and problems for many years.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-24-2013, 08:07 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 3
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

That round idea could work, and I'm not saying it won't.

But round-up works by stopping the photosynthesis process of a plant or whatever you spray it on. Photosynthesis is the process in which a plant makes its own food from the sun light. Typically when you take the leaves away (what does the photosynthesis) you can't kill it with a product that kills by stopping photosynthesis. With that being said, I have read on some products that, it will kill what you spray it on if it comes in contact with green bark or foliage. Round up is NOT one of them. And even if you sprayed straight round up on the tree stubs, you would still kill the grass around them. Just my .02.

I would recommend getting a spray bottle and mixing the round up strong 7ounces per gallon. Then spray the leaves of the trees carefully and see if that works. Add a little dawn dish soap to it to help it stick.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-24-2013, 09:28 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 3
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

That round idea could work, and I'm not saying it won't.

But round-up works by stopping the photosynthesis process of a plant or whatever you spray it on. Photosynthesis is the process in which a plant makes its own food from the sun light. Typically when you take the leaves away (what does the photosynthesis) you can't kill it with a product that kills by stopping photosynthesis. With that being said, I have read on some products that, it will kill what you spray it on if it comes in contact with green bark or foliage. Round up is NOT one of them. And even if you sprayed straight round up on the tree stubs, you would still kill the grass around them. Just my .02.

I would recommend getting a spray bottle and mixing the round up strong 7ounces per gallon. Then spray the leaves of the trees carefully and see if that works. Add a little dawn dish soap to it to help it stick.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-25-2013, 06:00 PM
CDLAWNCARE CDLAWNCARE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Nisula, MI
Posts: 136
Rep Power: 2
CDLAWNCARE is on a distinguished road
Default

The application I am talking about was "painted" on with a brush. Spraying trees with round up usually just "hurts there feelings" and the bounce back shortly after. They do have a few brush killers on the market but I have not experimented with these either.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-25-2013, 10:12 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 3
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

You can pour a gallon on a stump if you want, but it will come back.

I would try the mixture of remedy ultra, round up and surf mark. And paint this on the leaves, that should take care of it. I know I spray it on 15 ft tallow trees and they die and it doesn't take very much.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-25-2013, 11:22 PM
Von Bobbeh's Avatar
Von Bobbeh Von Bobbeh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 166
Rep Power: 3
Von Bobbeh is on a distinguished road
Default

4" saplings? Perfect.
Get a 2" auger bit, drill holes, insert dynamite. Duh?!

Though I do think drilling 1" holes at least 6" deep and filling the newly made baby stumps with KNO3 (generic stump remover/oxidizer for solid rockets) should do the trick.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-26-2013, 05:07 AM
Billy Goat's Avatar
Billy Goat Billy Goat is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 3
Billy Goat is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tk4454 View Post
So I got a call to a house today and the ladies wants all these saplings taken out of her grass, a friend recommended I pull them by hand if I can, but if I cant what should I do? I was hoping to knock em down with my pole saw then treat the area with something that will kill baby trees, but not lawns , and advice is appreciated thanks
I have had good results with a farm jack. If you can get a good hold of a small tree or bush, the farm jack will pull it out of the ground with the roots and all. I bought this jack from Harbor Frieght for $50. It jacks up 42" high at 3-1/2 tons.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg farm_jack.jpg (14.9 KB, 5 views)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
did i bid too high Giant Services Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 3 10-09-2012 10:09 AM
High End Customers jax0mxp General Talk 6 05-05-2012 10:11 AM
Did I bid to high? caddy0291 General Talk 4 08-11-2011 03:08 PM
just want to say high fatboy1450 Introduce Yourself 2 01-05-2011 05:44 PM
High Points StartALawnCareBusiness HardcoreUnemployable.com 6 08-11-2008 07:05 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Please share video on...
Sprinkler Buddy
Today 02:59 PM
Today 02:59 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
0 1
First big mower decision?
SGL1
03-28-2015 08:58 AM
Today 02:35 PM
by SGL1
19 328
Trailer flooring...
Pattersonllc
Yesterday 02:40 PM
Today 02:06 PM
by SGL1
6 80
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Today 01:52 PM
by Steve
37 4,179
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
Today 01:51 PM
by Steve
13 229
Staff at school give me...
LawnCareMan280
Yesterday 09:00 PM
Today 01:39 PM
by Steve
1 119
New to the site
tl757
Yesterday 07:30 PM
Today 01:36 PM
by Steve
1 46
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
Today 01:24 PM
by Steve
10 315
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
Today 01:14 PM
by Steve
11 305
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
Yesterday 02:57 PM
Today 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 64
Engine question
Blue Star Lawn Care
03-30-2015 09:47 PM
Today 06:51 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 99
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Yesterday 11:16 PM
by CurbAppeal1
11 352
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:05 PM
by shadrach
11 416
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
1 79
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
3 113
Tree Service
Yard Elements
09-10-2011 08:19 PM
Yesterday 01:39 PM
by Steve
25 8,648
Hydro oil
googus
03-30-2015 06:45 AM
Yesterday 05:42 AM
by mac83
3 93
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-30-2015 10:51 PM
by SC93
22 657
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
03-30-2015 07:39 PM
by SGL1
30 2,490
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
03-30-2015 07:36 PM
by SGL1
16 632
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-30-2015 07:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 453
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
03-30-2015 07:03 PM
by avetslawncare
11 449
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
03-30-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
4 465
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-30-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
3 228
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
03-30-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
16 3,528
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
03-29-2015 01:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 187
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-29-2015 08:42 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 680
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
03-28-2015 08:37 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 238
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-27-2015 11:17 PM
by lxarth
6 316
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
03-27-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 281
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 1,040
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,465
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,657
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 366
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 256
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,719
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 631
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 165
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 268
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 193
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 161
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 380,723
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 913
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,658
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 312
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 213
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 606
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 323
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 547
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 637
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy