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llckll 06-10-2010 06:25 PM

Till and reseed entire lawn or repairable?
What kind of weed is this:

llckll 06-10-2010 06:26 PM

GardenConcepts 06-10-2010 06:46 PM

The weed looks like Plantain and also a bunch of clover. You could try a weed and feed now with 2-4d and over seed in the fall.

llckll 06-10-2010 07:00 PM

Just re-seed over existing lawn or re-till and respread?

downunder 06-10-2010 07:15 PM


The weed looks like Plantain and also a bunch of clover
And I think I saw some wild violets in there.

Any broadleaf only weed killer will get rid of most of this. You will probably have to hit it a couple of times. Treat after a good rain- "when weeds are actively growing" according to most labels.

This fall I would aerate and overseed and fertilize with a high P formula.

GardenConcepts 06-10-2010 07:17 PM

Just reseed over existing lawn- depending on where you live, you'll probably want to wait until early Fall. Seeding this time of year- going into summer- makes it difficult to get a lawn established, unless you can water twice per day for the first 3-4 few weeks after germination. If it gets real hot and you miss a day watering, the new grass could die and you would have to start over.

llckll 06-10-2010 07:28 PM

Sorry. From northern NJ. Right next to NYC.

GardenConcepts 06-10-2010 07:31 PM

2nd or 3rd week in September would be ideal for over seeding in your location

llckll 06-10-2010 07:33 PM

Do I have to get new soil as well? Or just break up existing soil?

GardenConcepts 06-10-2010 07:39 PM

No additional soil necessary unless you have low spots. Use an iron rake to scarify the area to be seeded so that the seed can be covered with 1/4" or so of soil. If you disturb the existing grass, that's ok.

llckll 06-10-2010 07:44 PM

Do you pros recommend any specific weed killer at Lowes or Home Depot?

I also purchased the Toro e-Cycler and plan on mulching. Good idea?

What kind of grass seeds do you recommend?

GardenConcepts 06-10-2010 07:45 PM


I like a mix of Fescue, Perennial Rye, and a little Bluegrass

llckll 06-10-2010 08:31 PM

So if I spray this on my weeds, clovers, and violets, it won't kill my grass as well?

It says it won't so I should be fine.

After I spray the my weeds and they die, do I have to dig out the weeds? Will they just decompose if I leave it there?

Also, is this spray safe for my dog?

downunder 06-11-2010 07:18 PM

You should be fine with this. If you have concerns, spray a test area first. Note the temperature restriction- you may need to do this in the very early morning.

After the weeds are dead, you don't have to do anything else. They will go away after a couple of cuttings.

As for the dog, with any chemical application, ALWAYS keep animals and children out of the area until the product dries. Look for a re-entry interval (REI) on the label. This will tell you how long to keep anyone out.

llckll 06-15-2010 03:06 PM

Do you think it will be better to kill the weeds and then re-till the entire lawn and just seed? Or is that overkill?

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