How do I get rid of a weed called "goatheads"?
Hardiness Zone: 5a
By moodyjudy from Fowler, CO
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I have goat heads (not the bugs) in my yard. What do they grow off of and how do I get rid them in my back yard?
By Dian from Tucson, AZ
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How do I get rid of goat heads in my yard? Hardiness Zone: 10a Nancy from Golden Valley, AZ
Goat head plants are thick in the yard. The whole yard is covered! Each year the problem multiplies. I have tried spot spraying with Round Up. It kills that plant, but doesn't seem to kill seeds that are ready to sprout.
I have been pulling weeds for 3 days now, and the stickers that lay on the ground seem to jump at you when you try to pull up the weeds. I am on very low income, so if you can help, I would really appreciate it.
Also, once I get rid of the plants, do you have any suggestions on how to get the spurs out of the yard so that we can finally walk on it again?
Hardiness Zone: 9b
Susan from San Bernardino, CA
"I don't know how to get rid of goat heads chemically; you need to pull them in the spring. To get rid of them in yard once they are dried, staple a piece of carpeting (not shag) to a 2X4 about 3 ft. long, attach a length of rope to both ends making a loop, then drag it behind you. You may have to replace the carpeting a couple times, but it will grab the goat heads. (07/02/2007))" (02/12/2008)
I have a lawn overrun with sand burrs, or goat heads, or puncture vines. I not sure what they are called, but they have taken over my yard. I have two dogs whose coats are full of the burrs. What can I use to kill the weeds without killing my dogs?
By Sue from Stockton, CA