How to get rid the weed from the grass lawn?

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  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Jun 20, 2020

    Hi Perminder, here are some great ways to make weed killer...

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 20, 2020

    Weed and Feed.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 20, 2020

    White vinegar water and salt in a spray bottle. shake well.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 20, 2020

    Boiling water is also effective. But, anything you kill the weeds with is also going to kill your grass. Digging them up is more labor intensive, but, won't kill the grass. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 21, 2020

    Hi Perminder. We use the Scott's line of fertilizer on our lawn. My husband uses a walk-behind spreader to lay it out but you could also use a hand-help spreader too. We only use it on the front yard because we have dogs. Lawn looks green and lush. We are very happy with the Scott's Program. Good luck Perminder. I'm hoping all is well with you.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 21, 2020

    Do not pour either vinegar or salt on your lawn, as both are corrosive.

    This may be a suggested weed killer if the weeds are growing in between concrete pavers, or through cracks in a driveway, but it is not a good remedy for lawn, as grass is a live growing plant.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 21, 2020

    Selective herbicides ( wont harm grass) can be purchased at most retail venues —if you do not wish to use commercial chemicals preparations -there are diy homemade alternatives.

    Recipes using natural household products can be a way to eliminate your weeds, these very helpful links from Hometalk are a great a great synopsis.



    Cultural control in ornamental beds

    Prevent going to seed; hand pulls easily. Do not compost plants with seed heads.

    In Lawns

    • Cultural Practices
    • Maintain healthy, dense turf that can compete and prevent weed establishment.
    • Mechanical Management
    • Hand pulling or using an appropriate weeding tool are the primary means of mechanical weed control in lawns. This is a viable option at the beginning of an infestation and on young weeds. Hand pulling when the soil is moist makes the task easier. Weeds with tap roots like dandelions or have a basal rosette (leaves clustered close to the ground) like plantain are easier to pull than weeds such as Bermudagrass (wiregrass) or creeping Charlie (ground ivy) that spread with stolons or creeping stems that root along the ground.

    • Chemical Prevention/Treatment in Lawns
    • Herbicides should be used as a last resort because of the potential risks to people, animals, and the environment. Be aware of these precautions first.
    • Use a granular (apply with a spreader), selective, preemergent herbicide. Apply a preemergent without nitrogen fertilizer. Look for the active ingredient: Prodiamine (Barricade) or other preemergents labeled for crabgrass control. Apply in early spring (March) before it germinates. It germinates earlier than crabgrass so to prevent J. stiltgrass the preemergent needs to be applied a couple of weeks earlier than for crabgrass prevention.
    • Rainfall or irrigation is required to dissolve the herbicide which is then absorbed into the upper portion of the soil and forms a barrier which kills weed seedlings. Preemergent grass herbicides have residual activity that lasts for several weeks after application. High temperatures and rainfall will decrease the length of time they remain at sufficient concentration to be effective.

    • Tips for application:
    • If planning soil disturbance, such as aeration, do it before application.Apply prior to seed germination which begins, in early spring a couple of weeks before crabgrass seeds germinate.Water after application, according to label.A second application may be possible, usually 6-8 weeks later (see product label).Consult label for specific waiting period between application and overseeding.If Japanese stiltgrass is present in your lawn a postemergent herbicide labeled to control annual grass weeds like crabgrass can be used to spot treat young weeds. Herbicides do not work well on mature plants. Look for the active ingredient Fenoxaprop.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 21, 2020

    Hello Perminder,

    Yes, you will need to use a feed and weed mix on your lawn, available from Garden Centre.............

  • The struggle is real, isn't it?!? This is the most effective all-natural weed killer DIY that we use. It's even been featured on Hometalk and pinned thousands of times! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

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  • Janice Janice on Jun 21, 2020

    DIY weed killers are easy for places such as in sidewalk cracks, etc. but when you want to kill weeds that are with your beautiful grass I think it's time to go commercial. There are grass fertilizers that have weed killers included such as the brand PREEN.

  • 1 gallon white vinegar and 1 cup Epsom salts and ¼ cup liquid dish soap Combine ingredients in spray bottle and treat weeds at the hottest time of day for best results.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 22, 2020

    Hi Perminder: What I use is Vigoro Weed and Feed. Around here, the only place I can find it is at Home Depot. It's just about the only thing I can find that kills Creeping Charlie. But, any good weed and feed product should be o.k. Just follow the directions on the bag and you should be weed free in no time :) Good luck

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jun 22, 2020

    Your best bet is to pull them by hand

  • Oliva Oliva on Jun 27, 2020

    Syngenta Tenacity works well on post emergent crabgrass and other more difficult weeds.