BABY TEARS GETTING INTO MY LAWN - Knowledgebase Question

Castro Valley, Ca
Question by hiddenview
May 30, 2008
Help! I have an island of baby tears right next to my front lawn. I recently found that the baby tears are invading my lawn. How can I get rid of them from the lawn, and how can I stop them from future invasion into the lawn. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2008


Baby tears can be controlled by using a broad-leaf weed killer (such as 2,4-D). Keeping the plant from invading your lawn should be as easy as cutting a trench between the lawn and the groundcover. Using a spade, cut straight down and in a line between the lawn and the planting bed. You might want to repeat this process 2-3 times during the growing season.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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