How to get rid of sticker burrs?

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  • Elaine Elaine on Jun 19, 2017
    Sorry ... but what are "sticker burrs"?

  • Linda Linda on Jun 20, 2017
    I think she was talking about cockaburrs. That's what we have always called them in Illinois.

  • 13526476 13526476 on Jun 20, 2017
    My tried and true is vinegar and or boiling water for any problem plants, including sticker burrs. Take a look at "" for further information.

  • V V on Jun 20, 2017
    Someone suggested that any sort of fertilizer will kill them because they prefer "poor" soil. We used mushroom compost & spread it over the area where we had them. It worked to some degree & we had fewer in that area the next year. But each of those "sticker burrs" is a seed. Best way is just to pull them up before the stickers are ready to fall off. They come up easy, you just have to be careful of the stickers.