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Old 04-04-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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My wife thought she would do something nice and call TruGreen to come and take care of the yard. Well, they used some sort of weed killer on my yard and my hops which are 3 years old now. Just when they are going to be fairly good. I had nice crowns and had plans to cut them back before letting them really take off. Today, I get home from rowk and they are curled up and look almost dead. Is there anything I can do?? Please help.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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My wife is a horticulturist...she said the only thing you can do to possibly save them is cut them down to the ground...NOW. The vines (if they are still alive) are carrying the poison down to the roots. You can MAYBE save the roots if you cut off the above ground growth. Good luck!

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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And call TruGreen and rip them a new one.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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oh man.. that sucks! I'd call up TruGreen and get a refund at the least. They should have known or at least asked what was a weed and what wasn't.

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:02 PM   #5
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Thanks cutting them back now
Trust me the poor girl that answered the phone for trugreej got an earful but in the end what can anyone do so I am hitting the kegorator hard and fast
It all will be good

 
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #6
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In my short time in this great community, I have learned one important lesson that applies here. (as hard as it may be)

RDWHAHB

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:40 AM   #7
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Dig them up now. Dont bother with washing them (if the weedkiller has got into the rhizome then theyre 4Q).
Cut the rhizomes into small pieces and re-plant int pots of compost. They might survive, they might not. Find out what they sprayed with.
F*****g Idiots.

Re-reading your OP and taking the time difference into account ( Im on GMT) your hops might be salvagable.

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:52 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by schmidty_nd View Post
In my short time in this great community, I have learned one important lesson that applies here. (as hard as it may be)

RDWHAHB
Not really sure how to take your comment ?

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:07 AM   #9
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Not really sure how to take your comment ?
I only meant that as much as this situation sucks, TRY TO: Relax, Don't Worry, Have A Home Brew.

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:14 AM   #10
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Dig them up now. Dont bother with washing them (if the weedkiller has got into the rhizome then theyre 4Q).
Cut the rhizomes into small pieces and re-plant int pots of compost.
Difference of opinion here...

In my SWMBO's educated opinion: the extra shock of digging them up and cutting them up could very well be the final nail in the coffin. Leave them where they are, baby them for a while and see what happens. Keep them well watered.

 
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