Before applying any weed killer it is best to know your type of lawn, total area to be treated and, if possible, the type of weeds you have. Your local Cooperative Extension or Garden Center can help with this information.
Most weed killers perform best when temperature are above 65 °F but below 90° F. Avoid fine spray mists as coarse sprays are less likely to drift. Avoid applications to lawns emerging from dormancy. Do not spray newly seeded lawns until after the 3rd mowing. Seed can generally be sewn within 3-4 weeks of a weed killer application. However, all products are different, so labels should be read carefully. Always use caution around desirable plants. As unlikely as it may seem, fall applications will often provide excellent results the following spring.
Jake’s Garden Center carries Bonide, a New York based company that has been trusted since 1926. Bonide’s 4 phase lawn application helps homeowners get the most out of their lawn.
- Phase 1: Crabgrass preventer. Prevents crabgrass and other grassy weeds for up to 5 months
- Phase 2: Weed & Feed. Kills dandelions and other broadleaf weeds on contact
- Phase 3: Insect & Feed. Kills a broad range of lawn insects on contact. Provides residual control for up to 4 weeks.
- Phase 4: Winterizer. Contains iron and sulfur to protect and strengthen for a stronger spring green up. For fall application to build a stronger, greener lawn.
Stop into Jake’s Garden Center to pick-up your Bonide 4 phase lawn program or to learn more about the Bonide products. Bonide also carries a line of organic products that are pet and child friendly.