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Baby Maple Seedlings all over My Yard

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From: Pam Ritchie
Litchfield, IL
I have millions of sprouts all over my lawn this spring. Must be from last year. How do I get rid of them?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Pam:

I would encourage you to mow them throughout the growing season so as to exhaust the young seedlings' root reserves. You may have to resort to a broadleaf-selective herbicide to control these maple seedlings; however, consistent mowing is generally effective on small- to medium-sized lawns.

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