Wild Onions - Knowledgebase Question

District Heights, MD
Question by esims11
April 25, 2007
What can I purchse to get rid of the wild onion on my lawn. I wam going to cut the lawn down very low and reseed lawn and I want to get rid of the wild onions first so they will not return.


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Answer from NGA
April 25, 2007

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Wild onions are very difficult to control in lawns. The best way may be to mow them off and spot treat the cut ends with an herbicide containing glyphosate. This is a nonselective herbicide that will kill lawn grass, so you need to be careful when you apply it. (Wiping it on with a paint brush or sponge may be the easiest.) Or, you could dig them out being careful to take the main bulb and all the little bulblets along side it. Also, never let them bloom and set seed as they will spread by seed, too.

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