What can be done about noxious weeds, such as puncturevine (goatheads)?

By mid-September, the seeds (goatheads) will have dried out and dropped into every nook and cranny, ready to attack! Goatheads are the spiny seedpods of the puncturevine that have dried out into hard burrs. The seeds can not only germinate all summer long but can be viable for 10 years! Pull them as soon as you see them, and always bag them immediately to avoid dropping seeds. To prevent seeds from spreading, early action is very important. Be sure to remove the entire plant and roots as well as pick up all seeds left behind (not an easy task). Wear thick gloves and bag up to dispose of. To prevent new plants from growing, they can be controlled with herbicides or weeding, but once seeded, the only solution is to remove the entire plant and seeds. 

Controlling noxious weeds, such as puncturevine is everyone's responsibility. 

Property owners and businesses are required to keep noxious weeds, such as puncturevine under control to prevent their spread and damage. For more info, contact the SSL Department of Neighborhoods at 801-464-6757 or email the Neighborhoods Department.

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