How to Kill Stinkweed in Your Grass


Stinkweed is an annual plant that can grow in almost any yard or garden. As the name implies, this weed has an unpleasant smell that emits from both the seeds and the leaves, especially when smashed or cut. Stinkweed is fairly aggressive, so an herbicide is an often recommended means of control. When applied correctly, a stinkweed problem can be eliminated with one herbicide application.

Step 1

Put on rubber gloves and a dust mask to protect your skin and lungs from any harmful effects that may arise from the herbicide.

Step 2

Dilute a selective herbicide with water in a bucket. Follow the directions on your particular herbicide as the recommended ratio may differ from product to product.

Step 3

Fill the tank of a lawn sprayer with the herbicide. Do not exceed the fill line on the tank.

Step 4

Spray the herbicide directly on the stinkweed until it is completely coated in liquid. Continue this until all of the stinkweed in the yard is sprayed.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Dust mask
  • Bucket
  • Selective herbicide
  • Lawn sprayer


  • Manitoba Agriculture: Stinkweed
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Kenneth Coppens is a part-time freelance writer and has been for one year. He currently writes for Demand Studios, eHow, Associated Content and is the Indianapolis Craft Beer Expert for Examiner.