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Old 04-26-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Picture of I have no idea what it is in my lawn - it is spreading and I'm at a loss of what to do to stop it. I try to pull it but I'm afraid that I also pull the grass - this stuff is so inter-twined with the grass It's almost impossible to get rid of it without getting rid of the grass. Does anyone out there 1. know what this is and 2. how to get rid of it without having to totally replace the lawn.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Use a weed and feed fertilizer, that should eliminate it. You might take a sample to your local garden center and they will steer you in the right direction.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I would buy a concentrated liquid weed killer such as the Scott's Ortho Weed-B-Gon MAX or the Weed-B-Gon Chickweed, Clover, & Oxalis Killer. I'm not sure which would be better for these weeds but they are only about $9 for a container. You need to dilute these in a sprayer and it may take 2-3 sprayings to kill the weeds.

Spraying only the weeds makes a lot more sense than using a granular weed and feed type product. The granular products have to be applied when the grass is wet or they don't work well. The weed killer has to stick to the leaves and be absorbed.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I would buy a concentrated liquid weed killer such as the Scott's Ortho Weed-B-Gon MAX or the Weed-B-Gon Chickweed, Clover, & Oxalis Killer. I'm not sure which would be better for these weeds but they are only about $9 for a container. You need to dilute these in a sprayer and it may take 2-3 sprayings to kill the weeds.

Spraying only the weeds makes a lot more sense than using a granular weed and feed type product. The granular products have to be applied when the grass is wet or they don't work well. The weed killer has to stick to the leaves and be absorbed.
Just want to make sure - this won't harm the grass right? I'll give it a try - thanks!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Just want to make sure - this won't harm the grass right? I'll give it a try - thanks!
I have used it a lot. It may leave some brown spots if you spray too much. It is best to spray fairly lightly and then do it again in a week or so.

Dilute it exactly like it says on the container, which means using a measuring cup to get the exact amount. Fill the sprayer exactly to the 1 or 2 gallon line. Shake the sprayer to make sure its mixed well.

Follow the directions as far as rain and mowing the lawn. It think it say not to use if expecting rain in 24 hours and not to mow for two days after.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Pics of the grass area were I had that 'infestation' - I ended up using Bayer Advanced Weed & Crabgrass Killer - took about two/three weeks of re-spraying the area - but the 'weed' is gone .... thank you all.
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