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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Hello all,

It's been a very long time since I've been here. I have a strawbale house I built near Blanco. We laid down a caliche driveway three years ago, and we now have these awful burrs that grow. My wife and I spent 4 days last spring pulling them up by the roots. They are not grass burrs, they are something else. I will try to get a picture up. I am at my wits end, as they are back with vengance this year. I am ready to use just about anything! Please help! I don't know that vinegar will do it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Give vinegar a try. Put a little clear shampoo in with it to be sure it sticks to the plant. Some plants shed water which would make the vinegar less effective. Spray on the hottest day you can with clear skies. Vinegar seems to work much better in full sun on hot days.

Have you done anything to improve the soil where these weeds are growing? Quite often the sticker type plants only grow where nothing else will - very poor soil. If you improve the soil with a layer of mulch and just a touch of moisture, the stickers might go away by themselves.

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