Tradescantia Occidentalis (Prairie Spiderwort) invading lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Care' started by Sblair, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Sblair

    Sblair New Seed

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    My neighbor planted these and they are very invasive. They have spread about 25' feet into my yard. It is backbreaking work to try to dig them up. Any ideas about how to get rid of them? :'(
     
  2. marlingardener

    marlingardener Happy

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,446
    Likes Received:
    13,663
    Location:
    Central Texas, zone 8
    I hate to advocate chemical solutions, but a broadleaf weed killer, applied judiciously, will take care of the tradescantia. It is a bulb, so you will have to apply the weed killer several times.
    The bad news is that if your neighbor has it, you'll have it.
     
  3. Sblair

    Sblair New Seed

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Thank you! We'll give that a try.
     

Share This Page