Return of the Evil Lawn Weeds
It’s like part two of some bad movie you didn’t want to see the first time around. It’s “The Return of the Evil Lawn Weeds!” starring dandelions, chickweed, clover, ground ivy and a bunch of other weeds you thought you did away with last spring. What are they doing in your lawn this fall and more importantly, what can you do about them?
The weeds are out there because the wetter, cooler fall weather is the ideal time for them to grow. The good news is you can terminate them the same time you feed your lawn this fall with Scotts Turf Builder WinterGuard with Plus 2, or if you only have a few, you can spot spray them with Ortho Weed-B-Gon MAX plus Crabgrass Killer OR Roundup For Lawns after you have fed your lawn with Turf Builder WinterGuard (the lawn food without the weed control in it).
Why is this a good time? Because they’re growing right now, weeds really soak up what you put down right down to the root, so they’re completely destroyed. Plus, getting them now, before they spread, will dramatically reduce the number of weeds in your lawn next spring.
Put down Turf Builder WinterGuard with Plus 2 on moist foliage on a day when rain is not expected and do not water the day you put it down.
If you have St. Augustinegrass, use Scotts Bonus S Weed & Feed to control your weeds. Water after spreading this product.
One last bit of advice: If you put down grass seed this fall, you should not put down weed controls is those areas you seeded until after your new grass has been mowed 4 times.