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Offline bob3

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Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« on: May 29, 2013, 05:30:24 AM »
I want to expand my garden in a 10' wide section adjacent to my neighbor's property line, but they have a row of bushes overgrown with weeds invading through the short chain-link fence that separates our property.  We've discussed it and she's willing to allow my to do anything to curtail it or modify the fence, but wants to keep the bushes, even though they're crappy looking -- better than nothing for her, I guess.  I don't want to go nuts with Round Up for many reasons.  Is there something less destructive I can spray on the branches and brambles coming through the fence to "train" them to grow the other way?  I can put a row of grow bags or pots or a long skinny table of seedlings here but they'll get invaded by the weeds unless I can block them.  Help!  Thanks.

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:36:22 AM »

If you  have the time, how about taking a cutting to your county agriculture agent for identification of the plant & recommended control measures?

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 10:05:52 AM »
Hedge trimmers... it will cause the lanky limbs to bush out and not keep growing laterally. You may only have to do it 1-2x a year. I like the extension office idea, but in all honesty, a garden center might be able to tell you better these days, especially if it is an ornamental.

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 07:58:12 PM »
Thanks, good ideas.  I've chopped them before but they invade pretty quickly.  I may slap some plywood on it (20 feet).

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 09:18:15 PM »
how about use it as chop and drop matter for compost? 
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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 06:43:12 AM »
Cardboard? I know there are mixed feelings but it chokes out most problems.
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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 10:44:37 AM »
I think, if it were me, instead of trying to manage the neighbor's weeds, I'd just put a short length of wooden fence on my side to block it out.  Chop off anything that's sticking through your side so you can put your fence as close as possible to the chain-link one.  It doesn't have to be a six-foot privacy fence, it can be the same height as the existing fence, but a solid wood barrier is a lot harder for stuff to come through!
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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 12:49:25 PM »
Wooden fence might not do it.  My neighbor has a 6 foot privacy fence, and his poison ivy has no problems coming through.  I can get rid of it on my side but it'll keep coming back as long as he doesn't get rid of his. 


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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 12:29:32 AM »
Lol my mind went the complete opposite direction when I read the topic title.  :o

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 08:48:21 AM »
Lol my mind went the complete opposite direction when I read the topic title.  :o

Yeah. I was thinking the neighbor was growing pot.  :-*
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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 10:29:24 AM »
Lol! Yup. I was thinking opportunity rather than problem!

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 12:42:18 PM »
I was thinking of doing the opposite and planting a bunch of nasty thorn bushes along the fence between my house and my neighbors for the express purpose of growing through the fence and keeping their A-hole Pit Bull at bay.

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 01:22:57 PM »
I was thinking of doing the opposite and planting a bunch of nasty thorn bushes along the fence between my house and my neighbors for the express purpose of growing through the fence and keeping their A-hole Pit Bull at bay.

Interesting read!

I suppose you could plant gooseberries and blackberries together and get a food yield out of it as well.

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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 03:15:48 PM »
AWESOME idea. I probably won't be living there long enough to really get to that, but if I were to plant something thorny I would surely want something edible out of it.
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Re: Neighbor's weed-bushes growing through chain link fence
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 04:16:18 PM »
I'm moving raspberry plants to my brother and sister in law's house to be a barricade to a walking path at the back of the yard. Any of the invasive berries with thorns will work really well. Currents can work well too. I've heard bamboo will do this but I live in zone 4...
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