Wild Onion Removal - Clump of Bulbs
My lawn enemy - Wild Onions - are just about at their peek in Zone 5 right now. If you wander around your neighborhood and see patches of dark green, vibrant 'grass', you're seeing one of a couple of things:
It is either:
1. Dog poop.
2. An artifact of sub-surface Fall feeding.
3. Wild onions.
I have a mix of all three.
But, the one I'm concerned with right now is #3: Wild Onions. And, I've been attacking them every Spring on multiple fronts. I posted last month about how they had emerged.
This Spring, I laid down Lawn Lime - to help reduce their likelihood. I've also begun to 'burn' the tips with my torch. I intend to get a little spray on them this coming week, too.
And, finally...I've begun to remove large clumps. Here, below is a look at one of them:
The key to removal is to dig up MORE than you need to - and make sure you get all the bulbs. See below for a look at the bulb clump:
I'm going to go get a couple of gallons of biosolids and then be a little bit more aggressive with the clump removal. That way, I can re-fill the holes with organic material and hope that the grass covers the spot this growing season.
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