I spent this past Saturday at my brother-in-laws house visiting with out of town family in for a few days and they had a big crawfish boil. They live on a piece of property with about 1.5 acres in manicured lawn and therein lies the problem. The lawn is overrun with Lawn Burweed, a sticker producing plant that is quite painful to walk across barefoot or if, like a couple of the younger kids found out, if you fall down while playing.
I looked into the problem on the net and for the most part it seems like the solution for dealing with this problem is pretty intense in nature and a lot of hands-on actions necessary to eradicate, or at least try to control, the weed. Herbicides, weed and feed, on hands and knees pulling the offending plants, dragging carpet or a fuzzy blanket to catch any loose stickers, etc.
Like I said, this is 1.5 acres and I don't think being on hands and knees is an option for 2 people pushing 60+. Does anyone have a viable solution to this problem or are then doomed to lots of work to rid the lawn of this weed, or just have to learn to live with it????