We have all been attacked by sand spurs and they are painful weeds. These little land mines seem to get you when you least expect it. They stick to your socks, shorts, shirts and even bare skin. Sand spurs are annoying should be eliminated from your yard. How can you do this? Let’s looks at some suggestions.
What Are Sand Spurs?
These weeds love sandy and somewhat dry soil. Here in south Florida, because of the hot summer weather, you will see these quite often in areas around your lawn that is not mowed, or in the woods. These little seed pods have sharp barbed edges which will snag on just about anything. Some even call these “hitchhikers”. The weed depends on the seeds being able to be carried to a new location, to grow more plants. Animals will pick these up on their paws from time to time and will need to dig them out as they are painful to step on. So let’s talk about how to make your yard barefoot safe.
How Do I Get Rid Of Sand Spurs In My Yard?
First you should start by maintaining a healthy yard. Regular mowing will assure the weeds are cut down before the seeds are mature. This will keep the weeds from spreading. If the soil is soft you can quite easily pull them out of the ground. Just make sure you wear some gloves to protect your hands. Next, you should make sure your lawn is healthy. Along with mowing fertilization can help your grass stay dense to help discourage future weed germination. Finally you may need to resort to spraying some chemicals to get rid of them, and control them in the future. Anytime you are working with or spraying chemicals, you need to be careful. We always suggest you leave this to the professionals. All you need to do is complete our online free estimate request and we will do the rest. Our technicians know the exact amount needed to fight weeds without using so much to put your family or pests in danger.
Now that your yard is free from this pesky weed, go out and enjoy your yard barefoot!