Does anyone have any suggestions for killing wild onions? I have tried many things and they just get worse. Digging them up, works I know, but I have a lot of them in my 2 acre lot.
By Jerry from north TX
Par III. You can usually purchase this or something like it at your local feed store. Do not waste your time with Weed-B-Gone because the active ingredients are such a small percentage of the product that you will have to buy it in bulk (which is the point). 2-4,D is what you are looking for. Your yard will look like a golf course in no time.
The old timers say to cut your lawn on a full moon when the onion are growing ( in the day time ). This is suppose to rid your yard of wild onions.
Can you borrow a goat?
I love these things. They fill my flower garden up with the little white flowers. They also help with the weeds. Jenny
Wild onions, though not a horse's best friend does have it's uses besides using tops like chives. They are not liked by most fire ants and they put nutrients in soil. Tilling and then adding Round Up works.
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Does anyone know how to get rid of wild onions in lawns without having to dig them up? That's not practical. The space is about 3/4- 1 acre, riding lawnmower doesn't kill them and garden poison doesn't either. They are not fit to eat. They look like chives or bunching onions. Sure hope someone has an answer.
Thanks. Great granny Vi
By Donna Marie
By onion fields no more
The first time I got rid of them I dug them up. A whole yard full of them. 12" down. A yard of 20 by 45. I had the dirt hauled away. Had new brought in from 40 miles away. Gorgeous plan & it worked.
The second time I got rid of a much smaller batch, though still quite large. I used a great chemical killer. It wiped them all out, and their future relatives, in 2 applications. Bravo for chemicals in this case.Good luck folks. (04/02/2007)
By Chico Tim
By E Holt
The safest is to mow every 3 to 5 days, two or three times. This injures the plant enough to kill the deep bulbs/roots. No showing plant, no photosynthesis equals no plant.Chemical is costlier and still safe. Speedzone mixed at 1 to 1.5 ounces to 1 gallon of water, sprayed at 7-14 day intervals 2 or 3 times. Let dry at least one hour before letting children or pets on lawn. Turf is safe when sprayed, not doused. (10/11/2008)
I have the same problem in my yard. I believe what I have though is wild garlic and not wild onion. However, as an internet buff and an anti-wild whatever they are, I found a site that seemed to help me: www.killwildonions.com. I love looking for something, and simply adding the ".com" at the end. Worked for me. Just thought I would add my 2 cents for what it is worth.Steve (01/25/2009)
Does anyone know the best chemical spray to use on wild Onions or wild Garlic? I used IMAGE and it did not seem to work, I even doubled the mixing instructions. It is labeled for Onions and I added "blue marking dye". I need to get rid of these before the grass starts to come back strong.
Hardiness Zone: 7b
T.M. from Meridian, MS
They reappear the following spring and every spring there after-and after- I have never had anything that would kill them- not even a total kill- move is my suggestion- :) You would think a weed killer for onions would get rid of them but they don't. (03/20/2009)
By Pat W.
By Dr T
This works fast, safe, and cheap. Get gallons of white vinegar, and give each clump of wild onions a small drink. Too much will just "run off" and be wasted. Now the soil is wet so it will absorb better. Give each clump a larger drink.
In a day or two, they will be flat on the ground. More vinegar may not be needed; but I like to give a last drink to be sure. My idea is the acid kills the roots; so don't bother with the green stalks.
Source: I did an experiment with different safe household solutions.
by kimairanne from Smithtown, NY
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