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Getting Rid of Wild Strawberries
Wild strawberries can be a problem for some gardeners. This guide is about getting rid of wild strawberries.
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May 9, 20120 found this helpful

I have a large number of wild strawberry plants growing in my lawn. How can I eliminate them without killing the grass?

By Lionel from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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May 9, 20120 found this helpful

Do you really want to get rid of wild strawberries? They are so delicious. Whole grass lawns are so yesterday. See if you can accommodate the strawberries plants.

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May 30, 20160 found this helpful

They are not true strawberry plants and do not produce edible fruit. They are highly invasive and have taken over our entire yard. No one should "accommodate" such an invasive plant.

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April 20, 2010

How do I eliminate wild strawberry plants in my lawn?

Hardiness Zone: 5a

By Lionel from Halifax, Nova Scotia

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

I found this on Google:

http://www.weed … d_strawberry.htm

I hope it's of use...

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April 20, 20100 found this helpful


By Ellen Brown


Q: Does anyone have a good way to get rid of wild strawberries? They're overrunning our yard and I can't possibly pull them all out by hand. I don't want to carpet bomb them with chemicals, but I'd like to get some grass growing instead. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

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Hardiness Zone: 7a

Suzanne from Herndon, VA

A: Suzanne,

Wild strawberries are one of the more difficult perennial broad-leaf weeds to control, especially once they've taken over. This is because they reproduce from runners, which makes them difficult to remove from turf. The runners can link to plants several feet away, so when removing them by hand, care needs to be taken to insure all of the plants and plant parts have been removed. Dense grass makes it difficult for wild strawberries to grow, so your wise to try and crowd them out with good turf management practices.

I'm afraid one of the best ways to control them is by hand and repeated attempts will probably be necessary. Their appearance is usually an indicator of acidic soil, so regular applications of lime may encourage the grass to grow while discouraging the strawberries. I have found that pulling them up by hand and then letting my grass grow longer (3 1/2 - 4 inches) eventually crowds them out. Perennial broad-leaf weeds are easiest to gain control over in the late summer or early fall.

Good luck!

Ellen

About The Author: Ellen Brown is our Green Living and Gardening Expert. Click here to ask Ellen a question! Ellen Brown is an environmental writer and photographer and the owner of Sustainable Media, an environmental media company that specializes in helping businesses and organizations promote eco-friendly products and services. Contact her on the web at http://www.sustainable-media.com

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Getting Rid of Wild Strawberries

At one time our back yard was over run by wild strawberries. My husband just mowed extra low one time and they never came back. Good luck. (04/21/2006)

By Ariela

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