First? There's only one treatment you MIGHT need, and that's fertilizer
without pesticides or weed killers. If there's only one thing, then there is
nothing after "first". Adjust your mower to its highest setting and leave it
that way. A healthy lawn competes nicely with weeds. Your waterways are
screwed up enough. No need to add chemicals to them because someone told you
Well put Kanter.
Also if you bag during "weed" or "crabgrass" season you will get up most of
your seed from these mongrels.
Don't cut if grass is damp and sharpen your blades. Change direction
everytime you cut. (90 degrees from last week)
Also change to "Our waterways".
We were able to bring back my mother's (RIP) lawn to glorious health with very
little. We started with corn gluten which provides both weed inhibitor and
fertilizer. We then did need to use a weed killer, applied as a liquid just to
of weeds. Then we put a watering system on a timer. The mower is a mulching
which puts the chopped up green nutrients right back into the lawn. I dont
lawn ever looked as good as it did last summer. It WAS NOT weed free. But it
so good, healthy, green that the few weeds just dont matter.
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compensation for all the damn work I do, nor for
any of the recommendations I make.
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I used a general purpose turf spray on my lawns for the first couple of
years to knock back hard years of lawn negligence (previous owners). It did
thin out the weeds dramatically however the more I learnt the more reluctant
I have become to using these sprays. My experience of a weed and feed type
spray was that I may as well have used cold instant coffee, such was the
variable result. Turf spray also didn't control the couch and crab grass. I
got stuck in to those bastards with roundup. My preference now however is to
simply crown the weeds/grasses with a knife or pull them out by hand. It is
quite labour intensive however over time even the hardiest of weeds seem to
give up and accept they ain't growing in the lawn. I have not noticed any
regrowth of couch in areas I have crowned over the last 3 years. I repeat
however that it is quite labour intensive.
Corn gluten meal is the safe way to go for pre-emergent protection
against broadleaf weeds.
There are also many hand tools that can make the job easier when the
undesirable plants appear.
All types of weed control solutions are available, including weed
control advice at the World of Weeds www.ergonica.com.
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