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The Best Time to Put Down Weed & Feed

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the best time to put down weed feed

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combination weed and feed products may

seem like a time and effort saving

solution to your long problems they

promise to provide important nutrients

to your grass keeping it green and lush

while killing unsightly nuisance weeds

however applying weed and feed products

at the wrong time of year or in the

wrong kind of lawn compete them from

working correctly learn when to use weed

and feed and when to choose an

alternative to keep your grass green in

your lawn safe function weed and feed

products contain broadleaf herbicides

intended to kill green leafy plants and

leave your grass intact some products

also contain pre-emergent herbicides

designed to kill crabgrass and other

grassy weeds manufacturers combine these

chemicals with fertilizers to provide

nutrients for the growing lawn to work

properly each type of weed and feed must

be applied at the correct time

pre-emergent cracked grass and related

weeds are best killed using pre-emergent

herbicides which keep the weeds from

growing rather than post emergent types

which kill on contact weed and feed

products meant to control weeds before

they grow should be applied early in the

growing season before the weeds have a

chance to emerge pre-emergent herbicides

don't work on weeds that already have a

head start

post emergent

post emergent herbicides killed

broadleaf plants on contact but don't

usually adhere to grass blades applying

too much of this kind of weed and feet

can kill your grass apply these products

according to the manufacturer's

instructions after the weeds have

already emerged you may wish to wait a

few days after mowing to ensure enough

weed growth for the herbicide to work

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application apply weed and feed products

to grass mowed at a medium height once

or twice per year avoid using these

products during a drought since they are

incompatible with long watering spread

the chemicals uniformly over wet grass

don't water the lawn for at least two

days and avoid planting new grass or

aerating the lawn for four weeks

warning weed and feed products contain

herbicides that can harm humans wild

plants and animals according to Thurston

County Public Health and Social Services

in Texas AM University these chemicals

frequently get into groundwater and are

tracked inside by humans and pets these

chemicals have been linked to cancer

neurological problems and reproductive

conditions

avoid using weed and feed if you have

other alternatives considerations

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while we didn't feed is convenient it

isn't an economical or environmentally

friendly lawn care choice consider

fertilizing in the fall and leading by

hand as needed chuck grass mulch from

mowing can reduce weed growth while

providing important nutrients acting as

a natural weed and feed

according to Iowa State University corn

gluten meal can also control weeds while

feeding grass without toxic side effects

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