Weed control tips

  • For clover related problems you can try a spray herbicide to solve the issue. These herbicides won’t affect your lawn’s grass but will kill the clover.
  • Mushroom rings are usually a sign that there is wood buried below the grass.
    It could be anything from debris to roots. The most effective way to get rid of them is by getting rid of the wood. You don’t need to worry though, as mushrooms won’t usually harm the quality of the turf. They are more of a nuisance than a real problem. you’ll significantly reduce the slip hazard risk in your lawn, if you knock them down with a rake or lawnmower and let them dry.
  • Moss strives in areas where the soil is acid. It also likes wet, shaded, and compact regions. If you will resolve these problems you’ll surely get rid of the moss problem.  Moss changes color accordingly to its life cycle.
  • Poison oak and poison ivy can be killed with Round Up herbicides. You will need to apply it multiple times. Apply now, wait two weeks, then spray some more. If the plans are situated in a shady area, then it will take longer to kill them.
  • Allium canadense, or the onion yard is a difficult plant to control. This is due to the fact that it has a waxy coating that doesn’t allow herbicides to penetrate. It has  hollow stems; they are usually 1-3 ft. Tall with smooth, waxy stems and flat leaves.
    Here are some herbicides that can help you control them:
    1. IMAGE
    2. TRIMEC – [msma, 2,4-d, mcpp]
    You may need to apply the herbicides multiple times. This will kill the roots.
  • Crabgrass can be stopped from germinating with a pre-emergent herbicide. If the grass is already grown, then you can pull it. Their seeds are very resistant and can stay in the ground for years and germinate only when  the conditions are right. To prevent them from germinating, you can maintain a healthy turf. You can also use herbicides like Dacthal that will prevent them from germinating. Pre or post-emergent chemicals controls such as those found in Dimension(TM) will also affect desired grasses. It appears that corn gluten may act as a pre-emergent, or a fertilizer, but it has to be applied at the right time. It also has to be used very often and in considerable quantities.
  • Creeping Charlie is another perennial weed. It can also be very difficult to control without chemicals. It responds very quickly to 2,4-D and Mecopop. You will need to be persistent in applying the solution But be careful as the herbicides will affect almost all plants in the area., What you can do is apply it with a brush, just like painting, so that you don’t harm the other plants.
    The best time to apply the herbicides is in June or September, to prevent rainy days.
    You can try to soak the area a few hours before you decide to pull them out. This way you can avoid using chemicals.
    Always be careful when using chemicals. Read and fallow the label carefully, pay attention to mixing instructions and cautions. Wear only long sleeves, and pants to protect yourself.

  • Applying herbicides multiple time at the same time, or at a difference of a few hours will neither increase or decrease its efficacy. Do as it says on the label, It can take five to seven days to see the result from the initial application, also depending on weather conditions.
  • Bamboo is another aggressively invasive plant and can be terminated in only a few ways. You can cut it back to the ground and then spray it with a general herbicide, like Round Up. Clumping bamboo is not as aggressive as the running bamboo.
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