Velcro Plant Control in Austin, TX

Magic Pest and Lawn’s weed control experts provide Austin’s safest, most effective weed killer for Velcro Plant in grass and gardens.

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Magic Pest and Lawn’s Austin weed control and lawn care professionals have the experience to help you with your Velcro Plant control and weed management problems no matter how big or small.

Galium Aparine has many names, one of them being Velcro Plant, and many other names known as Cleavers, Sticky Weed, Sticky Willy, and Catchweed. Galium Aparine means seize in Latin, which would explain the bur like weed that sticks to skin and clothes. 

Cleavers are an annual weed that emerge from early spring to summer. Cleavers have creeping straggling stems that branch and grow along the ground and over other plants. They have small hooked hairs that grow out of their stems, and leaves that they use to attach themselves to things. Cleavers do not stand on their own, they rely on plants, and nearby vegetation for support. Sticky Willy’s stems are square shaped and can reach up to three feet. Their leaves are narrow and linear and borne in whorls of six to eight. 

Catchweed have white to greenish flowers that are shaped like tiny stars. Their flowers are clustered in groups of two to three. Flowers are very small, about 2 to 3 mm across and have four petals. Catchweed is pollinated by flies and beetles. After pollination, spherical fruits are produced. The fruit contains a single oval shaped seed. Each catchweed plant can produce 300-400 seeds. Their seeds can remain sustainable in the soil for years at a time. They survive through the digestive tracts of cattle, horses, pigs, goats, and birds. Velcro plant has a shallow root system, with a branch taproot. It is called sticky weed because it spreads by sticking to humans and animals, and starts new growth in areas where it has fallen off. 

The experts at Magic and Lawn can help identify Velcro Plant, Cleavers, Sticky Willy, Sticky Weed, Catchweed, whatever you prefer to call it. Magic Pest and Lawn can successfully come up with a plan to rid of Velcro plant.

If you’re looking for the most effective, affordable methods of how to kill Cleavers in lawns, consult the weed control and lawn care experts at Magic Pest and Lawn today.