I have hundreds of maple seed pods that are now growing as small trees in my flower beds. I live in northeast Ohio, have never had this many seed pods since I have lived here. Now they are growing in all my flower beds, to the point where it is impossible to pull them all. Any suggestions on how to eliminate them? I tried raking the mulch but there are way too many of these growing. Any spray that I can use that will eliminate these and not kill my plants growing in the beds?
Maple Seed Pods
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Since I have the same issue in my own yard and garden, I understand the work involved. Unfortunately the only way is to hand clean the seed pods and pull up the little seedlings.
If it is just rooting in your mulch, away from any plant material, you could spot treat with a herbicide or a natural weed killer. You would need to use extreme caution as it will kill everything.