How do I get rid of grass/sand burrs also called grass stickers?

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  • Sheila Ryan Sheila Ryan on Jan 08, 2019

    Remove them one by one by hand from whatever they’re on. That’s the logical thing I’d think?

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 08, 2019

    In your what?

    • Susie Seiter-Shelton Susie Seiter-Shelton on Jan 09, 2019

      Yard. My question got cut off.

      Need recommendation of a specific weed killer that definitely works and prevents from coming back

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 08, 2019

    You will need to remove each plant or kill it. Each time you see one, make sure that any flowers or buds are removed before they dry and turn into burrs. You can pull or dig up each one, or get a weed killer that is safe for grass.

  • Susie Seiter-Shelton Susie Seiter-Shelton on Jan 09, 2019

    My question was cut off...in my yard?

    anyone have a good suggestion of what brand weed killer have had luck with killing them from coming back???

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 09, 2019

    Pre-emergent herbicides can nip a potential burr weed problem in the bud. Spreading a weed-and-feed product helps build stronger turf while keeping the weed seeds from germinating. However, this works best when applied about two weeds before the soil reaches the optimum temperature, so this might not fit in with your fertilization schedule. Other pre-emergent herbicides, such as benefin and oryzalin, work to kill the weeds before they sprout. Water these granulized herbicides into the soil for maximum effectiveness. Reapply a pre-emergent herbicide every six weeks to keep new seeds from germinating.


    Attacking the sticker burr weeds while they're young, before they develop seeds, is the best time to kill them after they emerge. Use a ready-to-use spray containing disodium methanearsonate, known as DSMA, or monosodium acid methanearsonate, called MSMA. If you buy a concentrate, mix about 1 ounce of MSMA or 3 ounces of DSMA per gallon of water before spraying your lawn. These herbicides are designed to kill the weeds without harming your lawn.