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How to get rid of this "thing" that has invaded my lawn...

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This kind of thing has invaded my lawn. How to get rid of it?

Long root and then it start to spread like a wildfire.

All the help will be appreciated.

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Unfortunately does not work ... :) Needs plenty of hands to pull these out or some kind of weed killer... it has decided to ruin my lawn and it's mastering it pretty well.

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I want to add that if there is a company near Rayong (BanPhe) area that can provide lawn care (aeration etc.) I would be interested to get a quote. Lawn area about 550m2 with few trees etc.

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Problem is that your specimens look like they have been allowed to dry out before photographing making identification difficult. I have no idea what they may be.

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Sorry about this! You're right. I will take a new photo so that it's still in the ground, that gives better idea.

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"How to get rid of this thing that invaded our forum."tongue.png
Wrong place for this.

(Try a couple of tethered goats. Then eat them. That might work in the farming forum. smile.png )

Regards,

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"How to get rid of this thing that invaded our forum."tongue.png

Wrong place for this.

(Try a couple of tethered goats. Then eat them. That might work in the farming forum. smile.png )

Regards,

Best reply ever for GTFO... I do apologize sincerely.

However, I do not like goats so I'm going to spam this forum for one (or two) more posts.

I need to get rid of this Sugar Honey Ice Tea or I go bonkers. That's what you most likely wish so let's see what will happen but thank you.

I would be most thankful if you can guide me to the right area in this forum. No, I know what you're thinking of, not those areas.

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"How to get rid of this thing that invaded our forum."tongue.png

Wrong place for this.

(Try a couple of tethered goats. Then eat them. That might work in the farming forum. smile.png )

Regards,

Best reply ever for GTFO... I do apologize sincerely.

However, I do not like goats so I'm going to spam this forum for one (or two) more posts.

I need to get rid of this Sugar Honey Ice Tea or I go bonkers. That's what you most likely wish so let's see what will happen but thank you.

I would be most thankful if you can guide me to the right area in this forum. No, I know what you're thinking of, not those areas.

Yes, that was not a good response from Teletiger....sad.pngbah.giftongue.png

I was waiting to see your new images, of the weed looking a little fresher, also what it looks like in the lawn. It looks like a perennial weed, which would be difficult to deal with, if mixed in the lawn grass.... post some better images and we'll go from there...

Be a little more descriptive... if you can as to whether these roots are growing close to surface, or whether you dug down to dig them out... ...

Perhaps one of the Mods could move to Kitchen Garden section? or here https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/354759-gardening-on-the-islands/

Perhaps one of those would be a better spot?

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Firstly, this weed did not ruin your lawn. You decided to create a lawn in this weeds natural environment, so don;t blame the weed.

Anyway, I would suggest "Roundup" You paint or spray it on one leaf for each weed, this poison then travels back through the plant and kills it at the root.

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Firstly, this weed did not ruin your lawn. You decided to create a lawn in this weeds natural environment, so don;t blame the weed.

Anyway, I would suggest "Roundup" You paint or spray it on one leaf for each weed, this poison then travels back through the plant and kills it at the root.

Thais know it as Glyphosate or just Glypho.

Regards.

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Firstly, this weed did not ruin your lawn. You decided to create a lawn in this weeds natural environment, so don;t blame the weed.

Anyway, I would suggest "Roundup" You paint or spray it on one leaf for each weed, this poison then travels back through the plant and kills it at the root.

Thais know it as Glyphosate or just Glypho.

Regards.

Now that's more helpful tongue.pngthumbsup.gif and, I like Thai, answer too! ...

Just make sure it is not about to seed, because the Glyphosate, takes about 10 days to work, if the plant seeds, the problem will persist! facepalm.gif

It could be a tedious process, painting it on... depending on how much weed there is ! .(wear rubber gloves when doing it too! )

Would be interesting if the OP would post better images! wink.png

This is what a Glyphosate bottle, looks like.... Make sure to dilute correctly! ...

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Tricky to tell from the OP photos. But this sounds like "Lippia". If so, Lippia has small white clover-like flowers. It is grown in some countries as an alternative to lawn. But it is invasive and out-competes most other vegetation. Deep tap root with spreading shoots. I had it in a lawn in Australia. Hand-digging the main tap roots, followed by Roundup was the only remedy. I would not dilute the Roundup but apply the concentrate carefully to individual leaves with a paint brush (time consuming). It seems that the water made the plant grow more than the killing effect of Roundup.

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First of all, a big Thank You for everyone replying and helping with this.

I have attached few more photos. I believe it is similar to "Prostrate Spurge" or something?

It has spread wide all over the lawn and unfortunately many have seeded and smaller ones are growing rapidly.

I would say the longest roots have been about 20cm that I pulled out.

I hope these images help.

I worry a little about using roundup as I have the fresh water well right there too.

Hand digging (hire an army of Thais) and then roundup as suggested anyways?

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