Stickers Are Starting

By Joshua Salley with the LSU AG Center

I have gotten numerous phone calls lately about Lawn Burweed aka “stickers” and how to control them.  We are too late in the game now for pre-emergent herbicide options because these pesky weeds are already germinating.

The good news is that there are numerous post-emergent herbicides out there that will control burweed.  Look for products at your local garden center that contain the following active ingredients: Atrazine; Metsulfuron; 2,4-D/dicamba/mecoprop.  Some of the brand names of these products include Weed B Gon, Weed Free Zone, Trimec, and other three-way herbicides.

Please note that products containing atrazine may cause damage to Bermudagrass that is out of dormancy.  It is however safe to use on St. Augustine and Centipede lawns.  Always read and follow the labeled directions because in the end, the label is the law.