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.

oak seedlings

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