MARY T
MARY T
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  • Fountain, CO
Asked on Jul 13, 2012

Unwanted onions in my yard.

MARY TWalter ReevesDouglas Hunt
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When we moved into our current home, we kept smelling the aroma of onions (which I do like). But we could not fiigure out where the scent was coming from. We ended up finding out that we have some type of wild onions growing and I have no idea of how to get rid of them. We have a really large backyard and they are here and there. Thank you.
9 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 13, 2012

    It's a challenge to get rid of wild onions, Mary. Dig them out using a small, narrow trowel, trying to get all of the bulb in the ground. Or, paint an herbicide containing glyphosate directly on the leaves with a small foam brush dipped in the full-strength herbicide. Either way, this will be more than a one-round fight. Good luck!

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jul 13, 2012

    The herbicide Image for Nutsedge is labeled for onion control but it depends on what grass yo have in your lawn.

  • MARY T
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Thank you, Douglas.

  • MARY T
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Walter: We have no actual grass right now. It's all kind of wild. We are in Colorado. Thanks for your help.

  • MARY T
    on Jul 17, 2012

    I forgot to mention that I have four dogs and this is their play area. I am concerned about what to use that is safe for them, as well. Also, I'm assuminig these are non-edible, correct?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 18, 2012

    I would assume they are edible, Mary, but I have no idea how strong the onion flavor is. I would not worry about your dogs playing in an area where you've used glyphosate on plants and it has dried. I'm not sure about Image for Nutsedge. You would need to check the label.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jul 19, 2012

    I can tell you from experience that the onions are edible....but you won't get any kisses for about three days!

  • MARY T
    on Jul 19, 2012

    Douglas: Thanks so much!

  • MARY T
    on Jul 19, 2012

    Walter: LOL.....I'll remember that for sure. Thank you!!! ;=)

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