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Old 03-12-2009, 05:37 PM
Location: Huntersville, NC
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I have some weeds and "dead" spots in my lawn. The grass is still dormant so I want to try to attack the problems before it's too late (If not too late already)

I have 2 types of turf builders, but I'm not sure when to use what, as the packaging seems to indicate I can use either.

What is the best approach to deal with these problems?

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Old 03-12-2009, 09:04 PM
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Do not use fertilizer with weed killer. It can get on your good plants.

This time of year Burmuda is still dormant but should come back to life as the days get longer and warmer. Right now spot treat (spray) with a Broad Leaf weed killer on your broad leaf weeds. Your rye grass will disappear as the weather warms.

The hotter the weather the better and avoid spray drift. They even sell a wand with a wick to fill with killer and spot treat.
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:59 AM
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Something that was suggested to me was, use weed killer on the weeds and grasses you don't want in your yard late in the fall just about the time when things are staring to go dormant. As the weeds and grasses go dormant they pull the weed killer down deeper in their roots. I was going to do this last fall, but things were so hectic for me I didn't get a chance to do it so I hope to do it this fall.

The person who told me this, said that it will get rid of the majority of weeds making it easier to spot treat during the next growing season and if you keep repeating the process of weed killing in the fall for a few seasons you will be almost completely free of weeds and unwanted grasses.
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