Acorns – Controlling Sprouts and Growth
Q: We had a lot of acorns falling into our lawn this year. Some have begun to take root. Is there something I can do to prevent the others from rooting?
A: In college i lived in a house that had a tin roof and was situated under a big oak tree. I had a hard time sleeping with the constant rat-tat-bang of acorns falling on the roof.
There’s nothing you can do except pull them by hand or spray them with a broad leaf weed killer or glyphosate
as they germinate for the next few weeks.
Regular mowing will also control the sprouts and they will gradually deteriorate.