Terrible lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Oakview, Ca
Question by shae777
May 30, 2010
We have hard burrs, foxtails and other sharp spears in our lawn, we are very troubled with our dog because he is so fluffy and he crys when he goes outside he's like a weed magnet Help! Do weed killers help, we need help in a hurry A>S>A>P>


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Answer from NGA
May 30, 2010

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Weed killers will control the weeds but you'll still have to deal with the stickers left behind. It can take years to get them out of the lawn - and since your dog is a magnet to them, it's not going to be an easy task to live with the stickers. You can kill both the foxtails and the sandburs with a spray of vinegar, which is probably the best treatment since you have a dog. To be honest, if it were my yard, I'd completely remove the existing lawn and weeds and lay sod for an instant and weed free lawn. A vegetation killer such as Round Up will kill everything. Once it's dead you can rototil the area, rake out the debris, level the area and lay fresh new sod. It's an expensive way to go, but it will solve all kinds of problems for you!

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