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At my grandmas house she has shrubbery that grows down over a couple banks. The shrubbery has become infested by weeds and she wants them gone. Is there any way I could spray them with something to get rid of them without killing the shrub, the last thing I want to do is pull them all.
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you could try weed n feed. It will fertilize the grass to compete with the weeds and kill some of them.
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Would weed and feed work on the shrubbery?
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Would weed and feed work on the shrubbery?
THeres no grass? If its a ground cover it might work but if its just dirt around the base probably not.
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I figured it out, it took a little research, my gram just called shrubs lol. It is a ground covering, creeping juniperus to be exact. There is weeds growing up all through it, and some nasty viney stuff that is a bitch to pull out. I'm thinking of doing some weed and feed and see the results.
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For those jobs I tell my people to hire a young kid to pull them because they surely won't want to pay me an hourly rate to do it.


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Honestly your going to have to pull them out. It sucks but really the only way to get them all.
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I bought some seed and feed and spread on it and watered it well, I'll see what it does, it will keep her happy while I tell her it needs time to take effect. Then winter will come and they will die, and maybe next year I can keep them from coming back.
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Weed and feed will help but I dont think it will get rid of all of them. Plus you have to generally re apply that stuff.
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Yeah, it said every 3 months, if I can get a head start on it next year I think I can keep it under control.
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