We sprayed our landscape plants with brush killer Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by stepdancemom, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. stepdancemom

    stepdancemom Member

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    I just want to cry last week we spayed all our hostas, wisterias, annuals. azelas and other perennials with Bayer advanced brush killer it was next to a insecticide killer same color bottle. We only used 2 tbs versus the 1/2 cup as it suggests. It was the concentrated VERSIONS. What are our chances of loosing everything? Should we cut back the wisteria i see its starting to wilt. Any input would be helpful. iF THEY DO DIE NOW ANY CHANCES OF IT COMING BACK NEXT YEAR? Please....

    Lisa in pa
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    After a week all you can do is observe the carnage. Unless the same noxious bugs were on all those different plants there should not have been a need to douse them all with bug spray. You also would not want to be using the same sprayer for herbicide as for insecticide. Buy and use a separate one for each, clearly labeled as being so designated and it will no longer be possible to accidentally spray herbicide on desired plants.

    Use insecticides like surgery, choosing that option only after others are ruled out and selecting the specific product suitable in each instance, applied only to the plants that have presented an unacceptable level of infestation.
     
  3. joclyn

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    such a shame!! i've almost made the same mistake myself...so i keep the different products in two separate locations (one in the garage and the other in the house) so that i'm sure of what i'm using.

    ron has a point about applicators...definitely use different ones for each treatment so that you aren't dealing with residue from the wrong thing within the sprayer.

    observe damage as the days go by and, when there doesn't seem to be any more damage occurring, i'd cut back to good/healthy growth. if the plants are fairly well-established and the dosage was pretty mild, most of them should recover. it may take a couple years, though, so, be patient.
     

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