sticker weeds - Knowledgebase Question

Irving, Te
Question by christopher_94
April 27, 2010
how do i get rid of sticker weeds without killing my grass. I have a big yard that i am trying to get in shape.


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Answer from NGA
April 27, 2010

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Stickerweeds will take several weed killer applications in order to control them. Here's the general advice: apply a pre-emergent herbicide such as Scott?s Halts before sandbur has a chance to germinate in the spring. Germination dates can vary, so applications in late February or early March would be safe. A second pre-emergent application 60 days after the first will help extend control into late summer. Spray sandburs not controlled by the pre-emergent herbicide with MSMA (such as Green Light crabgrass killer with MSMA). Used according to label directions, it is safe to use on your agrass. Best wishes with your lawn!

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