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Old 06-26-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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Okay...the first pictured weed is VIRGINIA BUTTONWEED!!!


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Old 06-26-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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Buttonweed has recently become a problem in lawns here on Long Island. It had not been seen here (was actually considered a threatened species in New Jersey not long ago) except for one wild-plants display garden in the Bronx. A few years ago the weed started appearing in gardens in the northwest part of Long Island and it is now moving eastward along the northern section.

There's an herbicide called Lontrel that will control buttonweed but it's not registered for use on home lawns, only on golf courses etc. and is not allowed to be used at all within the two counties of Long Island. This is probably because we get our water supply from an underground aquifer here, unlike NY City and its adjacent counties whose water is brought down from "upstate".
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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Buttonweed has recently become a problem in lawns here on Long Island. It had not been seen here (was actually considered a threatened species in New Jersey not long ago) except for one wild-plants display garden in the Bronx. A few years ago the weed started appearing in gardens in the northwest part of Long Island and it is now moving eastward along the northern section.

There's an herbicide called Lontrel that will control buttonweed but it's not registered for use on home lawns, only on golf courses etc. and is not allowed to be used at all within the two counties of Long Island. This is probably because we get our water supply from an underground aquifer here, unlike NY City and its adjacent counties whose water is brought down from "upstate".
It's been creeping up to Westchester too.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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You can dig weeds out of lawn.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Do you know what really works to get rid of the weeds? Aerating, improving the soils, and planting proper species of grass seed in the early spring or early fall. State extension offices are great resources to help you improve soil and choose the correct grass species. You will find that it will crowd out most weeds.

I use zero chemicals on the lawn and have crowded out most of the weeds with grass. My lawn looks better than the neighbors' chemical mess.

I didn't use any special high end coated grass seed either. Just properly selected bare seed from Agway, applied at the proper time of year, and over freshly aerated surfaces.

Cutting the grass to the correct height also helps. Dont scalp it!
I have a few odd bare spots and would love to seed them but I have no idea how I'd keep 4 or 5 individual spots of 2-6 square feet moist for several weeks. I'm not sitting at home and able to move a hose around all day - is that unnecessary if done early or late enough in the year?
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I have a few odd bare spots and would love to seed them but I have no idea how I'd keep 4 or 5 individual spots of 2-6 square feet moist for several weeks. I'm not sitting at home and able to move a hose around all day - is that unnecessary if done early or late enough in the year?
Yes. Spring or fall would be good when it's not hot and the seed won't dry out quickly. I've had good luck with sowing grass seed in the winter.

https://grasspad.com/dormant-seeding/
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