We have a piece of property in St Louis Co that has a lot of what we think is...

Asked May 17, 2015, 5:11 PM EDT

We have a piece of property in St Louis Co that has a lot of what we think is wild raspberry bushes growing. We would like to know how to kill them since they are growing on our septic mound system as well as other areas.If they are sprayed a poison will this also kill the roots? After we get rid of them what kind of grass seed should we plant on the mound?

St. Louis County Minnesota

2 Responses

Products containing glyphosate and triclopyr can be used to eliminate wild raspberry bushes. Follow label instructions. Fall applications are most likely to kill the roots as well as the canes. More than one application may be needed.

These websites discuss what might be planted on septic mounds:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/best-plants-for-tough-sites/docs/08464-septic-mound-plants.pdf

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/landscaping-septic-systems/




Bob B.
Thank you for your quick reply. This will help.
Al