Oxalis #833454

Asked June 02, 2023, 7:58 PM EDT

How to remove large areas of oxalis (yellow flower) in lawn before resodding or reseeding

Ramsey County Minnesota

Expert Response

Hand pulling or a weed killer for broadleaf weeds that is safe for lawns will remove oxalis.
Claire Kari Replied June 02, 2023, 9:54 PM EDT

After using Roundup on large oxalis area what should our reseeding strategy be. It has been one week. Assume after a few more days we should rake dead debris (and how do we dispose of it?) do we need to rototill? And give the drought would it be possible to cover dead area and wait for more favorable weather pattern?

The Question Asker Replied June 14, 2023, 4:45 PM EDT
The dead grass and weeds can go in yard waste. Roundup has a short half life and does not persist. It isn’t necessary to rototil but good soil to seed content is necessary so raking well with a garden rake exposes soil well. Grass will grow when it is hot but you may have to water two or even three to keep the soil moist until the seed germinates and gets about an inch tall. Labor Day is a much better time. Just leaving the dead grass and roots would be fine until you are ready to seed. Expect to see some weeds because of seeds in the ground.
Claire Kari Replied June 15, 2023, 9:17 PM EDT

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