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How to Get Rid of Stickers From the Lawn

By Meg Butler ; Updated September 21, 2017

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.

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.

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

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.

Repeat steps 1 through 3 as needed.


Things You Will Need

  • Blanket

About the Author


Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.