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Hello All,
My next door neighbor has 3 tall palm trees which, during flowering season,
drop a large amount of seeds on my lawn.

These tend to sprout in my grass. Is there some chemical that will kill
these without killing the grass? I've tried lawn weed killers to no avail.
(Not surprising since I don't imagine they were formulated to see palm trees
as "weeds").

I'd love a solution short of getting on my knees and pulling them out
one-by-one!

TIA for any suggestions. A picture of one of the trees and the sprouts in
the grass can be found he
http://users.adelphia.net/~henryve/pics.htm

MrTobor



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Hello All,
My next door neighbor has 3 tall palm trees which, during flowering
season,
drop a large amount of seeds on my lawn.

These tend to sprout in my grass. Is there some chemical that will kill
these without killing the grass? I've tried lawn weed killers to no avail.
(Not surprising since I don't imagine they were formulated to see palm
trees
as "weeds").

Sure they were, they kill broad leaf plants.


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Mike wrote:
"Mr.Tobor" wrote in message
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Hello All,
My next door neighbor has 3 tall palm trees which, during flowering
season,
drop a large amount of seeds on my lawn.

These tend to sprout in my grass. Is there some chemical that will kill
these without killing the grass? I've tried lawn weed killers to no avail.
(Not surprising since I don't imagine they were formulated to see palm
trees
as "weeds").


Sure they were, they kill broad leaf plants.


the lawnmower will do the trick
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the lawnmower will do the trick

I agree. I believe that continued cutting will keep them from ever
establishing themselves and will eventually die. In other words, no big
deal.

My wife, on the other hand, is convinced that, although the tops are being
continually cut off, the roots will continue to grow and the plant stalks
will thicken. Can someone definitively discount this theory?

MrTobor


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"Mr.Tobor" wrote in message
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the lawnmower will do the trick


I agree. I believe that continued cutting will keep them from ever
establishing themselves and will eventually die. In other words, no big
deal.

My wife, on the other hand, is convinced that, although the tops are being
continually cut off, the roots will continue to grow and the plant stalks
will thicken. Can someone definitively discount this theory?

MrTobor


Plants cannot grow without leaves. Cut their leaves off and they are unable
to perform photosynthesis and thus unable to eat and grow.




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Mike wrote:
"Mr.Tobor" wrote in message
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the lawnmower will do the trick

I agree. I believe that continued cutting will keep them from ever
establishing themselves and will eventually die. In other words, no big
deal.

My wife, on the other hand, is convinced that, although the tops are being
continually cut off, the roots will continue to grow and the plant stalks
will thicken. Can someone definitively discount this theory?

MrTobor


Plants cannot grow without leaves. Cut their leaves off and they are unable
to perform photosynthesis and thus unable to eat and grow.

You've never battled Japanese bamboo weed or trumpet vines gone wild.
You can keep cutting them
to the ground and they just keep coming back.

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On Fri, 4 Aug 2006 09:11:21 -0700, "Mr.Tobor"
wrote:

Hello All,
My next door neighbor has 3 tall palm trees which, during flowering season,
drop a large amount of seeds on my lawn.

These tend to sprout in my grass. Is there some chemical that will kill
these without killing the grass? I've tried lawn weed killers to no avail.
(Not surprising since I don't imagine they were formulated to see palm trees
as "weeds").

I'd love a solution short of getting on my knees and pulling them out
one-by-one!

TIA for any suggestions. A picture of one of the trees and the sprouts in
the grass can be found he
http://users.adelphia.net/~henryve/pics.htm

MrTobor


Just an idea...

I might dig them up, and sell them on ebay.



tom


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