Problem: Wild Garlic (Lawns)
Allium species Wild garlic and wild onion are similar perennial weeds reproducing mostly by bulbs and bulblets formed under- and aboveground. Both soft and hard bulblets are formed underground. The soft bulblets germinate in the fall. The hard bulblets remain dormant over the winter, germinating the following spring or later. Wild garlic also reproduces by seed and by bulblets that it produces at the tips of some of its leaves. As the bulblets mature, they fall to the soil and sprout. Wild garlic spreads rapidly through the lawn and is very difficult to control.
Frequent mowing in the spring helps reduce vigor and spread.