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: 56
Rep Power: 2
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: 2
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 offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
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: 132
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: 2
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: 2
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: 132
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: 2
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: 145
Rep Power: 2
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
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 10:11 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
117 8,024
This sucks...
Matther777
Yesterday 04:56 PM
Today 09:44 PM
by Chaz
4 136
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Today 05:59 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 778
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 946
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Today 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,304
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
Today 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 279
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,706
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Yesterday 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 132
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
Yesterday 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 384
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 879
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 211
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 570
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 364
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-16-2014 10:43 PM
by SGL1
6 394
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,166
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,831
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,055
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 753
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 354
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 394
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-15-2014 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 363
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 368
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,066
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 838
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 969
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 335
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 235
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,753
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 585
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,229
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,244
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 759
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,493
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 983
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,576
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 462
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,209
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,280
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 670
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 957
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,748
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,046
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 650
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 597
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 691
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 702
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 956
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 1,027
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 940
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 854
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate butterfly gardens care charge christmas deliquentaccounts estimate exmark fall ferris financing foreman four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge introduction kansas city labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf cleanup lesco lighting managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic monthly mowing mulch price new buisness new business new mower outdoor environments podcast property management company push versus ride reo scag scripts search engine optimization season seo snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl theft tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro walker wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.

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