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onions taking over my lawn!

onions taking over my lawn!
Posted by Skip from MA on 2001-04-04 19:48:32

Hi-
I'm having a serious lawn problem -
the original home-owner planted his grass using soil he bought from a local farmer. Not only did grass grow, but a slightly taller green plant with a curly top- I pulled one out and it appears to be an onion of some kind.
my question is - how do I get rid of these onions? they're taking over-and they stink.
The neighbor got them too! He said it was so bad that he got a lawn guy in to poison them. I'm not willing to put anything like that into the soil. HELP! Anyone!
Many Thanks...
  • wild onion/garlic
    Posted by Jerry Digman from 5b on 2001-04-05 12:24:31

    Wild onion and garlic are common problems. If you don't want to use chems, you'll have to dig them out. The bulbs are made up of bulblets, some which haven't sent leaves up yet. Pulling them out will leave those behind and growth continues. Watering prior to digging helps.

    Weed-b-Gone is safe to use and very effective. Mix a TBSP of dish soap in a hose end sprayer and apply to those areas imm after mowing. The herbicide will enter the plant more readily with the cuticle is cut like that.


    Quoting Skip: ------------
    -Hi-
    -I'm having a serious lawn problem -
    -the original home-owner planted his grass using soil he bought from a local farmer. Not only did grass grow, but a slightly taller green plant with a curly top- I pulled one out and it appears to be an onion of some kind.
    -my question is - how do I get rid of these onions? they're taking over-and they stink.
    -The neighbor got them too! He said it was so bad that he got a lawn guy in to poison them. I'm not willing to put anything like that into the soil. HELP! Anyone!
    -Many Thanks...
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