Sand spurs

Asked July 20, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

How to get rid of them

Kent County Delaware

1 Response


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The best defense against invasive lawn weeds is a good lawn maintenance program. Water leaches nutrients from sandy soils so adding organic material to your lawn can help with nutrient retention. Sand spurs and their ilk occur in nitrogen depleted soils so I suggest that have your soil tested. You can get a soil test kit at

University of Delaware Paradee Center
Kent County Cooperative Extension
69 Transportation Way
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 730-4000

and you can see a video of how to take a soil sample at

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