The Q&A Archives: Treating lawn w/2,4-D Lo-V Ester

Question: I have just begun treating our [@40% weed, 60% grass] lawn. I am using Lo-V Ester mixed with water. (and an agent to help it stick to the foliage of the grass) How often should I spray the lawn? Once in spring...every other week in spring? Once in fall? I am planning to thatch the yard, however, as I am treating with Lo-V Ester, should I also use a weed & feed? (I noticed you recommended corn-gluten based to get rid of crabgrass & we have a lot of that!) I don't want to over do it with chemicals in the yard and I don't want to double up on similar agents...what should I use at this point? Thank you for your assistance, Jennifer Smyrna, TN

Answer: Jennifer,

Follow the label carefully as it is the final authority on the use of any spray product. However, once in the spring should be sufficient. Then you may want to see if another fall application is needed. Do not also use weed and feed. To really get to the bottom of your weed problem I suggest you take some examples of the various weeds to your County Extension Office for proper identification. Then they would then be able to recommend an appropriate, labeled herbicide product for you to use which would be the most effective against the particular types of weeds you have. They would also be able to recommend the proper timing which is critical to effective control.

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