Bindweed Weeding Information Wilmington NC

When using any herbicide, pesticide or fertilizer in Wilmington, read all the information on the container and follow directions closely. Also, this application should be done on a day with no wind and expected temperatures to be at least 70 to experience a better end result.

Zone 8 Gardens
(910) 792-1118
3802 South College Street
Wilmington, NC
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Progressive Gardens
(910) 395-1156
6005 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC

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Stevens Hardware Company
(910) 202-5070
6756 Market St
Wilmington, NC
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Suncoast Landscaping
(910) 231-2911
312 Crowatan Road
Castle Hayne, NC

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Lazy Hill Farm Designs
(910) 251-9174
221 Colonial Dr
Wilmington, NC

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Potenza Industries
(877) 847-4761
5307 S College Rd Suite 1e
Wilmington, NC

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Transplanted Garden
(910) 763-7448
502 S 16th St
Wilmington, NC
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Natural Beauty Garden Spot
(910) 253-5777
6080 Ocean Highway East
Winnabow, NC
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English Garden
(910) 772-1272
2317 Market St
Wilmington, NC

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(910) 763-6000
1847 Us Highway 421 N
Wilmington, NC

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Bindweed Weeding Information

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Often times, I have a client or neighbor who has a bindweed problem right in the middle of a mixed perennial bed and they would like to know how to control it. Yes, you can eventually gain control over bindweed by pulling it—that is if you don't have life. Obviously, spraying with Roundup or a similar non-selective herbicide (glysophate) would kill many desirable plants too.

Solution: Obtain a large (at least 2 feet by 2 feet) piece of flat cardboard. Locate the rough center and use a razor knife to slice a straight cut from the center to one of the sides. Now find that problem bindweed and carefully pull it though the slit. Spread it out on the cardboard leaving the cardboard nearly flat and protecting your treasured perennials below by snuggly closing the slit. Spray with your herbicide and allow it to dry, then move it to your next victim and repeat.

When using any herbicide, pesticide or fertilizer, read all the information on the container and follow directions closely. Also, this application should be done on a day with no wind and expected temperatures to be at least 70 to experience a better end result.

—Steve Aegerter, “The Garden Guy” of Denver, Colo., a “Smart Gardening Tips” reader

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