Spraying grass killer accidentally on roses thinking it was fertilizer
Category: Family and Home > Gardening
Asked by: ladylaw-ga
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29 Aug 2006 13:33 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2006 13:33 PDT
Question ID: 760570
A week ago I was using my spray bottle fertilizer and it was becoming difficult to pump. I went and pulled out of the cabinet what I thought was fertilizer and poured from the near empty bottle into the full bottle and continued spraying my roses. The next day I went to visit my roses and all the leaves were brown and curling. I went and knew exactly what I did and confirmed I had sprayed them with the mixture of alot of grass killer and a little of fertilizer.I took off all of the leaves, watered heavily for two days, then fertilized. I am hoping I do not lose the roses. Does anyone else have any other suggestion?
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Re: Spraying grass killer accidentally on roses thinking it was fertilizer
From: myoarin-ga on 29 Aug 2006 14:13 PDT
How very unfortunate! And the two products were probably from the same company with very much the same style packaging. I suggest you call the maker of the grass killer and ask. There are weed killers that can be used on lawns and death to anything green compounds, which sounds like a "grass killer." Here is a website that might be able to help. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page there is a phone number. http://www.interstateproducts.com/Grounds.htm You could also call the American Rose Society: http://www.ars.org/ If you tell us the name of the weed killer and the active ingredients, maybe someone can find out how they affect plants, but I think your best bet is to call the Rose Society and the maker. Good luck.
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