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Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

Posted by GardenNJ3 NJ (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 11:21

My husband and I cut down a tree in our front yard after Hurricane Sandy almost a year and a half ago. Since then, these tree weeds or whatever we are having been popping up and they are overtaking our yard. Does anyone know what these are? How do we get rid of them?


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

Try taking a clearer picture.


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

What kind of tree was it?


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take a pic of the root sucker ... with leaves to ID ... and see if it was the old tree ...

i bet the trunk was not treated with a stump killer ...

ken


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Easiest way is with a lawnmower. Apply regularly while mowing the lawn.


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Couldn't they just be sprouting seeds from the Sandy lost tree. Lawnmower works great to deprive them of their leaves, but if you're really annoyed with them, at this early stage, they should pull up easily.


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

  • Posted by lkz5ia z5 west iowa (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 12:51

Sell your house now, get out of there while you still can, seems of alien origin.


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

Only if arranging themselves into a crop circle pattern. :-)


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They are spelling out 'FEED ME' in the lost language of the Martians.


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

better view


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

> Posted by GardenNJ3
> Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 14:28
> better view

Does your camera have a "macro" setting (for in-focus close-ups)?

Like this for example:

This post was edited by tenacre on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 17:50


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

What species was the tree that was cut down? These just appear to be suckers from that tree rather than seedlings. Just mow them off.


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

Looks like root sprouts from a Prunus species. Lots of cherry and plum trees will do that, especially after they've been cut down.


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get undiluted round up ... or generic ....

put it in the very expensive container at the link ..

snip off each sprout.. and apply ONE SINGE DROP TO EACH... return product to original labeled container ... it is a labeled use.. and it is EXTREMELY MINIMAL USE ... it is not a spray thing ....

repeat for as many years as needed ...

i had a friend who had a mountain ash that did this... and all he did was mow.. and you could not walk across the lawn barefoot for all the little sticks that would hurt your feet ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

Looks like it could be mulberry, but you really need to post a better picture (close up and focused)


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Just mow them.


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RE: Mysterious Weed Taking over Lawn

Agree with suggestion that its Prunus.


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