Joanne
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Asked on May 18, 2017

Grass vs Weeds!!!

JoanneGma KirkPeanutbutter
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We purchased our home 2.5 years ago. The property had not been maintained for at least 15 years. We are struggling to deal with invasive weeds. Crabgrass, Creeping Charlie, Clover, Dandelions, Canada Thistle, Plantain and Wild Violet..... and more. The list goes on. I have seeded and also mow the grass high in an attempt to crowd out the weeds.
All that being said, am I wasting precious $$$ on grass seed?
Looking for suggestions please.
5 answers
  • Whitney
    on May 18, 2017

    Have you tried Weed and Feed? You can get it at your local hardware or garden store. Try to time it where you spread it right before a good rain. If a rain is not in sight then water your yard after you spread it with sprinklers or the garden hose. A few treatments of that and you should be good.
  • Peanutbutter
    on May 18, 2017

    probably should have started from scratch, but since you have seeded, yes, use weed and feed as directed on the package. You can spot kill with a mixture of vinegar, epsom salt and dawn (1 gallon, 2 cups, 1/2 cup) but since this is natural it may take several sprays.
  • Joanne
    on May 18, 2017

    Thank you for the recipe. I will give this a try. Hey, there's really nothing to lose. Much appreciated.
  • Gma Kirk
    on May 18, 2017

    You can also rent a sod cutter to completely remove your current "lawn" and then quickly sod before any weed seeds sprout. Then you just need to keep the grass fed and watered, use a pre-emergent. Weeds tend to pop up in stressed grass, so keeping it healthy is key.
  • Joanne
    on May 18, 2017

    Is that when I would apply nematodes?
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