How can I get rid of "spring onions" growing throughout yard, lambs ear that keeps coming back, even though the pesty

Terri J
by Terri J
things have been completely dug up for two years now? Also, a spidery type weed, with little green leave and a tiny light blue flower? It all started out in one tiny area, but has spread everywheree! Please, please don't respond with keep digging it up as my only option.
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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Feb 23, 2012
    depending on the type grass you have. Let them sprout out enough to mow over then apply a 2-4d (active chemical) found in Trimec. You can best do this with a foam brush application. Mow them first because they have a waxy coating that is difficult for the chemical to break through. Use a brush so you are only applying to the weed you want to kill. You can use the same method for the Lambs Ear if you really want to rid yourself of it. You will have to be persistent though. You have to weaken the bulb enough through repetition on the onion and same thing on the extensive underground root system on you Lamb's ear.
  • Terri J Terri J on Feb 23, 2012
    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas. I will have to do so much of my yard with the brush, b/c the little beasts (lambs ear) has managed to even start showing here and there in the middle of the yard.
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Feb 23, 2012
    You can use a rake wrapped in a towel, speed you up a bit. What type grass do you have?
  • Terri J Terri J on Feb 23, 2012
    Contractors grade - which means a bunch of whatever. Nothing fancy, or expensive. I had the house built, and underneath the grass seeds and straw was beautiful red clay!!!
  • Walter Reeves Walter Reeves on Feb 24, 2012
    check the label on Image for Nutgrass to see if it can be used on your lawn grass. If it can't, you might be able to manage weeds with WeedBeater Ultra
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Feb 24, 2012
    You are going to want to know what kind of grass you have, Terri, to know what herbicides are safe to apply on it and for a host of other reasons. You can take a sample to your local cooperative extension office. There's one on Pleasant Acres Road right in York.
  • Terri J Terri J on Feb 25, 2012
    Thanks for the tip Doug!
  • Harold M Harold M on Feb 25, 2012
    Guess I'm not a landscaper or a fan of mowing grass. I just let em grow and mow them down HaHa. On the positive side, it means spring is right around the corner. We've got daffodills (sp) coming up here in the mountains of western N.C. Another sign of spring Yeah!!!
  • Terri J Terri J on Feb 25, 2012
    Harold, the negative note is tat they are a gif reason why I have so much trouble with y alerfies if I just let them grow and continue to moew hem down. Spring was also here in PA, but today is a stupid cold winter day,. The sun is fighting to come out, but does that really matter if heyi are calling for winds up to 60 m.p.h.? I too had daffadis and rubarb starting to grow and I don't want to lose them.
  • Charles W Charles W on Mar 02, 2012
    2 4 d amine available at southern states as well as many more stores will definitely get rid of the onions & is far less expensive than trimec & it will also kill MANY other weeds as well.
  • Mknze Mknze on Jul 25, 2015
    Hi Terri. Here is a recipe for an amazing weed killer. Actually, it will kill ANYTHING, so be selective. I gallon vinegar - 1/2 to 1 cup salt - teaspoon of liquid dish-washing soap (to make it stick to the plant.) It is safe for animals and kids but killer on ANY plant, and it works fast. I have lots of info like this, that I have pinned from other gardeners.