Keep the “OUCH” out of your Lawn this spring


Have you ever taken off barefooted across your lawn in the spring and realized that it wasn’t a great idea? All of a sudden you have several little stickers poking tiny holes in the bottom of your bare feet, OUCH!!. What just happened?

Lawn BURWEED is a winter annual and a member of the Aster family. The weed germinates in the early fall and remains essentially unnoticed through the cold winter months.

In the spring comes warmer temperatures, and LAWN BURWEED begins a period of growth and starts to form spine-tipped burrs, often called “stickers.” These stickers are what causes the OUCH factor…

Fall is the perfect time to apply Pre-Emergents just before the burweed seed germinates. If we miss the pre-emergent window and the seed becomes a plant, we will need a post emerger to kill the plant before it flowers and produces seeds. We have a narrow window to get the herbicides down, so don’t hesitate to give us a call to keep the “OUCH” out of your spring Lawn.

There is a nice little article from the Clemson Cooperative Extension authored by Barbara H. Smith, HGIC Horticulture Extension Agent, Clemson University. Below is the link if you would like to read more.

I’m Monty and Have a Nice Day!!