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ConstantChange 03-13-2007 03:22 PM

I have weeds in my yard......What should I do?
 
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I moved into this house about 8 months ago and the yard looked great. Now that it's starting to warm up, I'm getting weeds in areas of my lawn.

Here is a picture of the worst part of the backyard....

ConstantChange 03-13-2007 03:23 PM

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Here is a closeup of the weed...

ConstantChange 03-13-2007 03:24 PM

What should I use to eliminate these weeds? When should I apply it?

I'm in OKC, OK.

Piney 03-13-2007 04:04 PM

Greetings--

I've had good luck using Weed and Feed type fertilizer. It takes at least 4-5 days or more, depending on rainfall or your watering.

I"ve also used a FertALome spray product but cant recall its exact name. I tossed the bottle away :huh:

Check with a garden store-- they will have suggestions. I had the same type of weed.

cibula11 03-13-2007 04:42 PM

I would try to find out exactly what the weed is. Take it to a Earl May or nursery and then treat accordingly.

ron schenker 03-13-2007 07:34 PM

It's a pretty weed...just leave it:)

HarryHarley 03-13-2007 09:23 PM

Really, you could just mow them. They will die off as your weather gets hotter. Probably a bit to early for a weed and feed if your dormant grass is not growing. You could use a liquid broad leaf weed spray to spot kill and it won't hurt your grass. A benifit to spraying now is that next year you will have less of a weed problem in spring. Be patient as this time of the year is not the prettiest for lawns. Good luck.

handy man88 03-23-2007 01:07 PM

You can use Roundup to kill off the weeds, but unless you start planting some grass, or putting down a fiber screen, the weeds will come back. Weeds generally tend to grow where there's barren land and no competition for water.

clark lawn 03-24-2007 11:25 PM

DONT use round up it will kill everything it touches (weeds and grass) you need to get a selective herbacide labeled for violet and spot spray it. then start your lawn on a regular fert. progam to keep it healthy and the grass will choke out the weeds after a couple of seasons.

handy man88 03-25-2007 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by clark lawn (Post 38238)
DONT use round up it will kill everything it touches (weeds and grass) you need to get a selective herbacide labeled for violet and spot spray it. then start your lawn on a regular fert. progam to keep it healthy and the grass will choke out the weeds after a couple of seasons.

I looked at the pic provided, and it looks to me like it's all weeds. No grass at all, with a lot of bare spots. That's why I recommended round up.

Woodpecker 03-30-2007 12:26 PM

weeds are plants too
 
Just kidding! :thumbup:
Weeds are People too....:laughing:....
Sombody has to think that's funny,:thumbsup: No?

Woodpecker 03-30-2007 12:28 PM

oops (Somebody), I mean, yeah,... I know how to spell!

smallcrpt 03-30-2007 02:14 PM

selective herbicides
 
I'm not sure if you can buy these at a big box store, but the use of a selective broadleaf herbicide would smote that. I'm thinking its henbit. But a selective herbicide with the active ingredient of prodiamine should do the trick. I'm never tried to kill weeds in a home-lawn, I work on a golf course. so i dont care about my home lawn at all. hehe

but good luck, you could pull them, thats the best way to get rid of a weed as long as you get the roots.
-smallz

gregzoll 04-01-2007 03:09 PM

It is Wild violet. I had to call Chemlawn to kill it off. I still have areas in planting beds that they where not able to take care of.

Woodpecker 04-03-2007 12:23 AM

I actually think thats a pretty looking weed I almost wish I had them in my poor excuse of a yard... I will get around to fixing i but, Its been hectic, Good Luck though!


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