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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Meanderings but mainly of the feline kind.

Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 9:09 AM
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  • Was so happy to see my 1st morning glory blooming. That didn't last long, I looked them up on the computer and sure enough, the seeds are poisonous to my horses! I was told the only way to deal with them is brushing them (after they are cut down) with brush killer. Will that hurt the wild life? They are all over my lawn so I can't imagine the project ahead of me. HP

    -- Posted by horsepoopperson on Tue, Jul 12, 2016, at 10:51 AM
  • they are beautiful. Too bad they are so darn prolific, especially where you don't want them.

    If they are in your lawn, mowing them before they set seed should stop them by season end. They may sprout again this summer, but eventually they will die in the Winter.

    It is the ones on the fringe that go uncut or un-pulled and these are the ones that get spread around.

    Yes, weed killer is harmful to most everything. It all depends on how much. The small insects and bees will be affected most, but if you spread it on your lawn, you may not have to worry about a lawn for the year.

    Spraying it on your fence line will probably be more effective but know that it will probably kill everything so if you have roses or other things you WANT, you'll have to be very careful.

    Also, don't do it on a breezy day. The drift will surprise you.

    "Brushing" them sounds like you read an article from a farming site. There are attachments that they pull behind tractors that reduce the airborne drift by pulling a contact applicator across the ground after cutting the major portion down.

    This is probably one of the more responsible and economical ways to apply it. (excepting the cost of the equipment)

    Other will say it is harmless so you'll have to eventually decide what is right for you.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jul 12, 2016, at 11:31 AM
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