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Name: Treva
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trevamills47
May 21, 2016 9:46 PM CST
What should I do to get rid of the stickers and have a nice yard of Bermuda grass. I live in Arlington Texas and it is already getting hot
Name: Celia
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Zencat
May 21, 2016 10:34 PM CST
What kind of stickers are you talking about? It would help to know so we can give informed answers.

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AlyssaBlue
May 21, 2016 11:44 PM CST
I'm thinking that means prickers bush up north? Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Sue
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sooby
May 22, 2016 5:14 AM CST
Maybe this?

(This link includes some suggestions for control from a Texas A & M weed specialist):
https://ask.extension.org/questions/160555

Pictures:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=texas+stickers+grass&client=s...

Edit: Found a pic of one species in database:

[Last edited by sooby - May 22, 2016 6:03 AM (+)]
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Name: Thomas
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Thomas75
May 22, 2016 5:47 AM CST
Oh boy, those are big time trouble and to my knowledge the best solution is a Pre-emergent like Simazine or Princep-80. First off I would suggest that you contact your local county agent for help.

I had a 150 acre hay meadow years ago and about 1/3 got infested with "grass spurs" and it took several years and several application with the above to eradicate it completely.

Good luck, Thomas
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 22, 2016 8:25 AM CST
As I understand it, you have to treat them early (when the soil is 70 degrees) or success will be minimal.
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Name: Thomas
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Thomas75
May 22, 2016 8:32 AM CST
porkpal said:As I understand it, you have to treat them early (when the soil is 70 degrees) or success will be minimal.


If I remember correctly (it's been a while) we sprayed the fields the first application sometime after the last frost and then a second application when the grass was "greening" up, but before any seed heads appeared.

If this is not treated it will only get worse and it can spread like wildfire. Even animals walking through will pick the grass spurs and spread them elsewhere.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
May 22, 2016 11:06 AM CST
The OP needs to come back and tell us if you all are right. Crossing Fingers!

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