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Weed killer that won't hurt cactus?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by nonsqtr, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Hi all, we have a cactus garden in the backyard, and it's become infested with crabgrass. We've been diligently pulling it ever since we've seen it, but it's getting out of hand now. We're ready to give up and try the chemical approach. Does anyone know of a good weed killer that'll nix the crabgrass but won't hurt the cactus?
  2. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    Just go check out the weed killer section of any variety or hardware store. I was looking at Target the other day and I noticed some weed killers that claim to be harmless to grass and bushes...it may work for cactus too. Or you could just call a local nursery.

    brad cook
  3. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Miracle Grow Weed Preventer works pretty well. You will need to pull the existing grass, and then put this stuff down. The other solution is to put down landscape fabric.
  4. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    I think the only way to hurt a cactus is with a sharp/blunt object and great force, or maybe fire/combustion. It's immune to everything else.
  5. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI