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Old 01-05-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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Anyone know of a spot spray herbicide that kills wild onion but won't kill the area near it ?
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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don't think there is anything around SPECIFICALLY to kill only wild garlic (allium spp.). probably the most readily available herbicide for the homeowner is "round-up"(or any other brand with the active ingredient glyphosate). if you are using a sprayer put the nozzle directly on the plant use only a low pressure spray so it basically just kind of dribbles directly on the plant's leaves so that the leaves are lightly covered with the "spray"---any spray material that touches bare ground will NOT harm the weed as it is a "contact" herbicide and must be applied to the plant to be effective. this also allows you to minimize accidentally "hitting" desirable plants that may otherwise be harmed or even killed by the herbicide. you may apply a spreader/sticker (a soapy substance) to the herbicide (IF it's not already included in a "ready to go" pre-mixed state product---the label should indicate IF the spreader material is or is not already present) to help the active ingredient stay on the target.


some sources recommend two applications: one in late November and another in late winter check with your county extension agent for specific advice for your area and situation.


as always CAREFULLY read and follow the label directions for your and your plants safety---especially any guidelines for using safety equipment while spraying--like the potential need for protective glasses for your eyes, rubber gloves for your hands and rubber/neoprene boots for your feet while using the spray.


good luck. hope this helps.

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Old 01-05-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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thanks !
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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Another method of application to try on a spot problem is a rag tied onto a mop. a strong solution can be used and wiped over the shoots.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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Another method of application to try on a spot problem is a rag tied onto a mop. a strong solution can be used and wiped over the shoots.


good idea. but you would probably want to consider the use of a rather small and/or tightly wrapped rag so as to help ensure that only unwanted plants got treated (assuming the onions are closely mixed in with "good" plants). if that is indeed the case, then MAYBE you might want to consider using a small sponge instead attached to a handle of some sort.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:19 AM
 
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Any herbicide with 2-4D will do it (like Weed-B-Gon) as wild garlic is a broadleaf weed. Unless your grass is dormant (like Bermudagrass in the Winter), a product like Round-up will kill surrounding plants (note the George and harry exceptions).

Or, you could eat it.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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I agree, use 2,4-D or any similar (auxin-like) herbicide. You can use it in your grass lawn but not in flower beds since the flower-plants are probably also sensitive to the herbicide.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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Another method of application to try on a spot problem is a rag tied onto a mop. a strong solution can be used and wiped over the shoots.
And you can also try to cut the tops and then take a sponge brush dipped in herbicide and brush it over the cut tops.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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Ack. I meant wild onion. Need more coffee.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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dig it up with a shovel I do it in my rose beds all the time I finally got rid of all of it by digging it up ...
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