Asked on Dec 06, 2017

When do I spray my yard to prevent stickers growing? What product?

That Girl!
by That Girl!
We have stickers seems like all year round. I want to know what product I need to use (brand) and when to spray, what month. How often do I need to spray to keep them away?

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 06, 2017

    i would talk to your LOCAL nursery.. and ask them... they will know what you should use for best results and when to apply it.

  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 06, 2017

    If the stickers are in the lawn you can use a product called Spectracide broad leaf herbicide. It's a weed killer that only targets broad leaf plants. Spray on a dry sunny day when there's no wind. It will take about three days before the plants to start dying.

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    • Inetia Inetia on Dec 07, 2017

      Pre-emergent herbicide kills seeds as they germinate but has to be applied in early spring before it’s warm enough for them to germinate. It needs to be watered in and you can apply regular lawn fertilizer at the same time. A fertile healthy lawn will choke out the weeds. Apply the broad leaf herbicide when the weeds have a good amount of leaves to carry a good dose to the roots.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Dec 06, 2017

    There are some things that seem impossible to get rid of and stickers is one of them. That is why we use a professional lawn weed control specialist...TruGreen! We spent just as much on buying chemicals and trying to do it ourselves but never really got the job done! We have 8 treatments a year for weed control, fertilize, pre-emergence (which keeps the seeds from germinating in the spring) and lime! The cost is just under $40 per visit and we don't have to worry about protective gear and making sure we have the right products!

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 06, 2017

    Here's an article I found that should help. Wishing you the best!

  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 07, 2017

    It’s effective anytime the stickers have leaves on them, the more the better because the leaves are what feeds the roots. But on a sunny day, not if it’s rainy. Never let them flower; and if they do, cut and dispose of the flower stalks in a way that they can’t go to seed and spread. When I lived on a farm I put them in a fire pit to dry and then burned them.