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mimosa strigillosa

Zone Pearland , Tx 77581 | Killerpuffins added on June 5, 2018 | Answered

This is growing like crazy in my st Augustine lawn. How do I eradicate it without destroying the lawn.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 6, 2018

The best information I can find in researching your problem with this invasive plant is to use a selective herbicide and treat and retreat.
Many people recommend pulling up as much as you can be hand, then treat the areas with herbicide.
Some advice I found said to use a thatcher on the lawn, rake up and dispose of all the material removed by thatching and then treat with herbicide.
I would suggest talking with your County Extension Office. They may have recommendations on a specific herbicide that works in your region.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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