Needles in the Yard

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Date Photo Taken: 5/17/2012
Location: Jacksob GA
Posted By: kwaller


We move here in December 2011. We are used to walking around our yard bare footed. Not with these things, they hurt going in and coming out. I have 2 questions. How do I get rid of them and how do I get rid of them. Don’t care what they are. Thanks, Walter.



  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    They look like sandspurs. The only satisfactory way I have found to get rid of them is to dig them and burn them – or id you are in town, put them in a bag and put them in the garbage.

    May 18th, 2012 at 6:49 am
  2. Kirk Unregistered says:

    This is called Burweed. It can only be controlled with a pre-emergent after it has died in winter and before it sprouts in spring. Even if you kill it now, the spines will remain for sometime.

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:01 pm
  3. Keith Unregistered says:

    Thanks for the suggestions Buck.

    May 19th, 2012 at 9:26 am
  4. bdchesho Flower Fanatic says:

    Burrweed. You can kill it easily now with a post emregent herbicide containing 24d. If you have centipede or st augustine grass make sure to buy a product safe for use on these turfs. Spray the lawn and wait a week or so for the weeds to start dying. Mow the lawn fairly low when it is dry and use a bagger. This will suck up a lot of the seeds which are the poky part. Low mowing will probably stress the grass but is worth it. Repeat this process if needed, and as suggested use pre-emergent in feb to keep it from coming back.

    May 21st, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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