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Wild Strawberry

April 8, 2017

QuestionThe wild strawberry plant seems to be overtaking my back lawn this year; is there a post-emergent herbicide control for this plant that will spare my zoysia lawn, which is partly to mostly shaded?

 

Answer

A broadleaf herbicide with 2,4-D can give you some control of wild strawberries, but I believe the issue is the shade.  Grass and shade are not good partners.  If you have a thin lawn--due to shade, weeds will be opportunistic.  You may want to kill out the area with Round-up and plant a shade-loving groundcover that can give you deep coverage helping to prevent the weeds. . 

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