How can I get rid of stickers and goat heads from my yard?

Please help,my yard is nothing but stickers and goat heads. My poor dogs
are always getting them in their paws. Need to get rid of them, anyone have ideas how ?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 02, 2017

  • Esther Marlene Scherer Esther Marlene Scherer on Jan 02, 2017

    Thanks will check it out .

  • Sheryl Gilliland Sheryl Gilliland on Jan 02, 2017

    First is your yard landscaped? Good healthy ground cover will choke them out. Yard weed guard cloth and gravel will help some also. If it is not-- get enough full newspapers to paper your yard. They have to be at least 4 layers thick. Lay them and water well, let your dogs, neighborhood kids what ever run over the papers.(or use a roller from a garden store). This attaches all the loose seeds to the paper and is easy to dispose and rake/pull up the plants. then in the spring be diligent pull all baby plants. Good luck they take a while to get rid of. FYI put a soft rug outside your doors, better it catch those monsters than your bare feet.

  • Lynn Lynn on Jan 04, 2017

    As for stickers; if the are what is called Texas sandburrs, you need to pull them up as much as you can, making sure all the little leaves and stickers are also picked up because they will both reroot. Then crowd them out with grass!!

  • Smi14079773 Smi14079773 on Jan 06, 2017

    I also have a yard full of goatheads,I was told to get a piece of old carpet and drag it around yard with my pickup.then burn or take to dump.

    • Sta29082852 Sta29082852 on Aug 13, 2017

      My yard is also over run with goat heads. I live in the desert so we do not have grass, at all! I will try this! Sounds like this will work! :)

  • Vickie Townley Vickie Townley on Jan 17, 2017

    Fertilize your lawn. It will kill the weeds/stickers.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 14, 2023

    Mow the yard or scythe it. Collect all the stuff and burn or bin it!

  • Janice Janice on Aug 14, 2023

    Burn it off with a blow torch! and keep the dogs away for a while afterwards, check the yard and then use the blow torch again & repeat as long as is necessary to completely get rid of them.