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Old 05-01-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Wink Help getting rid of maple tree seedlings!

How do you get rid of these seedlings growing in your yard, Hubby didn't think weed killer would kill them. We have always had a few but this year its all over our yard ! Appreciate any help !!

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Old 05-01-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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A lawn mower want do the trick Miss Barb?
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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We have cut our yard twice, and those darn seedlings grow faster than our grass - lol !
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #4
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Pull them up by the roots.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:06 PM   #5
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Don't think so - they are hundreds at least!
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:42 PM   #6
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You must have a huge yard, Barb! I"d agree with just keep mowing the critters down, or a little judicious application of Roundup.
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Barb we have them too... round up doesn't seem to work too well...start picking!
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:51 PM   #8
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I feel your pain Barb! I have hundreds of them as well. Mowing them works O.K. for the yard but I have rather large beds that want to become forests. I tediously pull 'em and rake. It's a huge pain in the arsh!
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Why not have a contest for the neighborhood kids pay them a certain amount for each seedling like maybe 5 or 10 cents each and then a prize or two monetary or otherwise for who gets the most seedlings and maybe large a candybar for consolation prizes..
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Why not have a contest for the neighborhood kids pay them a certain amount for each seedling like maybe 5 or 10 cents each and then a prize or two monetary or otherwise for who gets the most seedlings and maybe large a candybar for consolation prizes..

That sounds like a good idea...and it's easier than either pulling them up youself or pulling out the mower every couple of days!!!
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