How to Get Rid of Grass Burrs

Knowing What They Are

burrs close upDry states like Texas, New Mexico and Arizona you have probably had to deal with prickly stickers in your lawn from time to time. If so here are a few ways to get rid of grass burrs.

Also known as: Sandburrs, Grass Burrs, Sticker Burrs/Burr Stickers, Pricking Monsters, Lawn/Grass Stickers.

Generally, these are all referring to the same nasty weed. They thrive in the heat and are prominently found in Bermuda and St. Augustine lawns.

Ways to Get Rid of Grass Burrs

  1. They struggle with competition. If you have a healthy, thick, and prosperous lawn, the burrs have a hard time spreading. Burrs don’t like to be watered very much and they can’t stand healthy lawns.
  2. Drop the height adjustment on your mower a few notches and give your lawn a short trimmed cut. Be sure to keep a bag on your mower. Mowing without a bag will spread the seeds faster and farther. For the first two weeks, mow a couple of times a week.
  3. burrsA product called MSMA. Typically found in Lowes, is consider a good herbicide. Apply it to your lawn as directed.
    The best time to apply it is between May and July. MSMA is not an Eco-Friendly product which means it may be harmful to animals and children. Sand Burrs are tough which means you have got to use the best to get rid of them. An Organic Week Killer some mention on this topic is Orange Oil. If you would the organic option.

Even if you control and rid your lawn of all current grassbur plants, new plants will emerge next spring from the seed that are currently in the soil. The decrease the amount of grassburs in your lawn will take some time. Growing the good grasses in your lawn will help with this management effort.  When a professional is needed for lawn maintenance remember Ryno Lawn Care is here to assist you.  Please call for your free consultation.

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