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How to Get Rid of Stickers From the Lawn

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Overview

Few things can keep your family from enjoying your lawn like stickers. Whether they're piercing through your pants or hitching a ride on the dog to lay in wait in the carpet for bare feet, lawn stickers are a nuisance. Thankfully, getting rid of them is a fairly straightforward process. With just a bit of vigilance and ingenuity, you'll be back to walking barefoot in the grass in no time.

Step 1

Uproot any of the parent plants that you can find. Sticker plants can be a pretty aggressive plant, so be sure to remove their root systems or they will grow back.

Step 2

Mow the lawn low, then bag and throw away the lawn clippings. Do not add them to your compost pile.

Step 3

Remove the stickers from your lawn. An easy way to do this is to drag an old, throwaway blanket (or throwaway carpet squares) over the lawn--the more loose fibers the blanket has, the better. Another option is to wrap an old dish towel over the barrel of a sod roller and roll it over the lawn.

Step 4

Repeat steps 1 through 3 as needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Blanket

References

  • Garden Stew: Stickers
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Emma Gin is a freelance writer who specializes in green, healthy and smart living. She is currently working on developing a weight-loss website that focuses on community and re-education. Gin is also working on a collection of short stories, because she knows what they say about idle hands.

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