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Q.I have established morning glories and accidentally sprayed them with weed killer. What do I do?

Zone Nashville, TN | Anonymous added on July 3, 2019 | Answered

The weed Killer was Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns. Yesterday, I did a light misting of the leaves thinking it was an insecticide. It rained shortly thereafter. The rain lasted for about 30 minutes. This morning the plant is drooping and the flowers have not bloomed.

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Answered on July 4, 2019

The active ingredients in the product you sprayed are potent broadleaf plant killers with systemic action that kills the roots also. You may have made a fatal mistake, and there is not much you can do except wait and see.

Be aware that this type of product is hazardous to trees and shrubs that have their root systems extending into the lawn or planting beds that you treat. The herbicide can be taken up by the roots and cause discoloration, leaf distortion, or even die-back and mortality.

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