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Old 03-13-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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I have weeds in my yard......What should I do?


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.

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Old 03-13-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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What should I use to eliminate these weeds? When should I apply it?

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Old 03-13-2007, 04:04 PM   #4
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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

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

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Old 03-13-2007, 04:42 PM   #5
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I would try to find out exactly what the weed is. Take it to a Earl May or nursery and then treat accordingly.
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It's a pretty weed...just leave it
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:26 PM   #11
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Just kidding!
Weeds are People too........
Sombody has to think that's funny, No?
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oops (Somebody), I mean, yeah,... I know how to spell!
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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.
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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.
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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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