oak seedlings in lawn
My neighbor's oak tree, which leaves helicopers all over our lawn and garden, has now started leaving seedlings everywhere. I've pulled most of the tiny ones from the garden bed, but they are sprouting all over the lawn. Will the weed killer/fertilizer kill these? If not, what can we do? If I put a thicker layer of mulch in my garden, will that prevent them from sprouting? This tree has grown and is now overlooking part of the garden, as well as part of the lawn.
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Oaks have acorns; your neighbor's tree with the annoying helicopter seeds is a maple. Don't worry too much about the seedlings that sprout in your lawn; mowing over them regularly will sap their energy and kill them. (If you apply a weed and feed product on your lawn, it's not likely that it'll be tough enough to kill the seedlings.) A thick layer of mulch in your garden will help, but you may still have to hoe or hand-pull the seedlings that sprout.

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