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marcus118 09-12-2013 03:34 PM

What kind of fertilizer should i use???
Moved into my new house last fall and i dont really have grass - more so a weed box (picture attached)

Lawn gets a decent amount of sun. Just wondering what type of fertilizer to use to kill the types of weeds (and strawberries) growing in my lawn.

also when should i put it down and how often? i'm in central NJ.


SeniorSitizen 09-12-2013 07:07 PM

For your lawn cultivar use the fertilizer a soil test indicates. For the weeds, take pics and a few show and tell samples to your extension agent for pre-emergent and or post- emergent recommendations and when to apply for your weeds.

joecaption 09-12-2013 08:50 PM

I'm confused, since when does fertilizer kill weeds?

marcus118 09-13-2013 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1241200)
I'm confused, since when does fertilizer kill weeds?

ha i dont really know - i guess i meant a fertilizer with a weed killer in it.

i'm a new home owner and never had to do this before.

marcus118 09-13-2013 12:56 PM

would this do anything for me?

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SeniorSitizen 09-13-2013 01:04 PM

A healthy lawn is often, but not always, a deterrent to weed growth. What we tend to forget is what we planted for a lawn probably isn't native to our little parcel of dirt and nature is attempting to correct our stubborn minds to prevent erosion in most instances.

marcus118 09-14-2013 09:32 AM

i'm thinking i just start from scratch and till the whole thing then plant new seed. good idea - bad idea?

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