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Ive recently returfed my lawn and it looks great however ive got a problem of tulips growing through the lawn, whats the best way of eliminating the tulips?



just keep reguler mowing will do . they dont last long realy anyway . i guess you could grab the shoot of each flower and cut the turf and dig each one out at a time or let the grass grow and enjoy them . youl have to put some soil back wear you take each bulb out to .

20 Mar, 2011


What a shame you feel the need to get rid of the tulips, presumably they were there before you returfed the lawn. They will only flower for a short while and then, as Nosey says, you can mow, give it a year or two and they will be gone as they need the nourishment from the leaves to produce a new flowering bud in the bulb.

If you had wanted to keep them you would have needed to leave those areas of grass until the leaves had died back before cutting.

20 Mar, 2011


The bulbs are probably quite deep undert the turf and you may not reach them easily by digging. Appart from cutting them down you could make up a solution of Roundup in a bowl, put on a rubber glove and apply the roundup directly to the leaves with your fingers.

20 Mar, 2011


...or leave them and have a Tulip meadow! You could add some crocuses or other small bulbs to create a 'spring meadow' effect!

20 Mar, 2011


I like that idea Volunteer.

Or you could try to dig up the tulips and replant elsewhere, replacing the divot of grass. You won't be able to get them all out probably, but the ones you fail to extract will have their shoots cut off so won't have much vim left for next year.

20 Mar, 2011


i agree thats a great idea volunteer .

20 Mar, 2011

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