how to get rid of wild green onion? - Knowledgebase Question

frederick, Ma
Question by llttflower
February 27, 2010
plenty of wild green onion growing on my front lawn. what is the best way besides of pulling them.

Answer from NGA
February 27, 2010


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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