Asked on May 13, 2017

How do I get rid of garlic and onions in flower beds and lawn?

Hillela G.


I planted garlic by the roses to get rid of aphids and did not get to the seeds in time. Same with onions. When I began digging, I also discovered the many little bulbs forming around the 1st one. I have been digging ever since then and they seem to come back multiplied.
1 answer
  • Hillela G.
    on May 14, 2017

    Pulling is the best option. pulling from wet soil is always more productive than dry. So go out after a rain, reach down to the soil line and tug gently; that's how you get the underground bulb out completely. If you only snap them off at the soil line, the plant is not harmed; you spend the same amount of time and energy as someone who does it correctly, but get no benefit.
    You can also remove tight clumps with a sharp, long-handled 'poachers spade', Good luck!
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