Sometimes you have a sapling or other type of woody perennial coming up where it is not wanted. Getting rid of them presents a problem because if you cut them down, they will just grow back again.
I have a few areas on my place where I haven’t been able to mow for a few years, and I haven’t known what to do because of this very problem. Short of tethering goats on the spot all summer, I found another means to getting rid of these perennial weeds.
This video demonstrates the solution:
- Cut the plant down as low as you can/want
- Immediately (within a minute) paint the cut with full strength (concentrated, not diluted) Round-Up.
I have considered trying this technique for some time, but haven’t. In the video, Greg asserts that it never fails him, whether the tree is large or small.While I am not a big fan of using herbicides, a judicious application as indicated in the process seems both environmentally sound and safe.
A quick word about Round-Up. This is the brand name of the original product made by Monsanto. The patent recently expired, so now you can get a generic version from another company. The active chemical is called ‘Glyphosate’. Since Monsanto is an evil and brutal corporation (and I am not exaggerating), I recommend buying the generic version so as to not patronize them.