How to Kill Grass Burrs & Stickers With Vinegar

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Things You'll Need

  • Rake or shovel

  • Spray bottle

  • White vinegar

Collect loose burrs with a rake and shovel.

Grass burrs and stickers are not only unattractive but can also be painful if stepped on. To get rid of the burrs and stickers, use something that quickly kills them off without much work required on your part. Keep in mind that chemically based weed killers are an option, but often the chemicals give off harmful fumes that you do not want around your family or pets. Luckily, white vinegar works well in killing off grass burrs and stickers.


Step 1

Use a rake and/or shovel to scoop up loose burrs and stickers that are easily removed. Discard the burrs in the trash.

Step 2

Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar. This slightly acidic element will quickly kill off the burrs.

Step 3

Spray the vinegar heavily over the burrs and stickers, and try to focus directly on the burrs and stickers because the vinegar can sometimes kill off surrounding grass that it comes into contact with.

Step 4

Repeat the application daily, as needed until the burrs and stickers are killed off. If needed, collect the dead burrs and stickers with a rake and shovel and discard.



Mel Frank

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