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Wild Onion in the Flower Beds..

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by heygrassman, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 509

    This one is odd.. I actually believe that a previous owner may have introduced whild onion in the flower beds (why, I have not a clue.) There is not one stitch of onion in the turf anywhere but the flower beds are riddled. In the midst of a renovation of all the beds and I am planning on light tilling all beds to relieve compaction and I am trying to uproot as much onion as possible prior to tilling. Any other advice you can offer before tilling or mulch?? My materials show that onion is difficult to manage culturally or chemically, but this is my first go 'round with onion.

    Thank you

  2. Pacific Nursery

    Pacific Nursery LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    We had a problem like this once. We installed new beds,(topsoil) and planted etc. Next year the beds were full of wild onion(garlic). These were brought in with the topsoil. As far as getting rid of them, we've had good luck with millenium, momentum, roundup, etc. If you've got no plants around them spray away several days before you till.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Roundup has to be applied in the fall, then again in the spring. These things are stubborn!
  4. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I have found the best way to control onions and garlis is use Trimec or anything with 2-4-D. Round-up is not very effective, at least down here.

    Good luck with them.

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