How do you get rid of wild onions

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by paridise, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. paridise

    paridise LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I have a contract with a church and it is infested with wild onions. I have never had this problem and i have herd that a normal weed killer will not get rid og them. can anyone give me some advice?
  2. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. The Dude

    The Dude LawnSite Member
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    Get to picking. lol. I like em on salad, but there are lots of other uses for them as well. haha
  4. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
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  5. paridise

    paridise LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I know they are onions. But they can be delt with the same way right?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    soup beans and wild onions
  7. Big Wes

    Big Wes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Lime..........Take a soil sample, Find out the PH, Add Lime as needed.

    Local extension service can test soil for you if need be. :)
  8. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
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    I was thinking the same thing. Now I am salivating on my keyboard... :rolleyes:
  9. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hi Paradise,
    Wild onion has a flat solid leaf and wild garlic has a hollow leaf. Here in new jersey wild garlic is most common. I like to treat with a selective ester broad leaf herbicide. I use super trimec with a spreader sticker added. I will spray these weeds when air temps are above 40F and no rain for 24 hours.

    Read the label to confirm safe to use on the grass types you have there down south. You can also go to and e-mail a rep close to you, for recommendations as well.

    Pete D.
  10. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    I've read that a couple of sprayings with an ester will knock them out, never tried it myself :)

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