Weed Control

New Lawn Weed Control

Weed ControlWeed control is best performed prior to establishing your new lawn. Whether you are replacing an existing lawn or creating a new lawn area, you have existing weed seeds in your soil. It is very important, therefore, to follow these simple instructions prior to sodding or seeding your new lawn.

 

 

 

Weed Control for Replacing an Existing Lawn Area:

  1. Water the existing lawn area, in an effort to germinate existing weeds. This should take anywhere from two to four weeks.
  2. Once the weeds have germinated, eradicate them by spraying with a herbicide like Bonide Kleenup®. Be careful to spray the weeds before they become mature and begin to flower.
  3. Remove the dead lawn and weeds with a sod cutter, which you can rent at your local rental yard.
  4. If you had excessive weeds or plan to seed rather than sod, repeat this process once more after soil preparation and irrigation system installation. Be sure to remove dead weeds by hand and re-grade your soil prior to sodding or seeding.
  5. If you are seeding, be sure to use 100% weed free seed. Look closely at the label on the seed container. If it does not read 0.00 for “crop” and 0.00 for “weed” it is not 100% weed free! Both Marathon sod and seed are guaranteed 100% weed free.

Weed Control for Establishing a New Lawn Area:

  1. Prepare the soil and irrigation systems.
  2. Water the new lawn area, in an effort to germinate existing weeds. This should take anywhere from two to four weeks.
  3. Once the weeds have germinated, eradicate them by spraying with a herbicide like Roundup®. Be careful to spray the weeds before they become mature and begin to flower.
  4. Remove the dead weeds by hand or with a shovel.
  5. If you had excessive weeds or plan to seed rather than sod, repeat this process once more. Remove dead weeds by hand and re-grade soil prior to sodding or seeding.