The Q&A Archives: sod and weeds

Question: My yard is a mixture of sod (Bermuda?) and weeds. How can I get rid of the weeds and encourage new grass growth without replacing the whole lawn and when is the best time to do this?

Answer: Carol,

The way to control those weeds depends on which weeds you have. It is impossible to generalize since the weeds may be grassy, broadleaf or sedges. They may be annuals or perennials, and cool season or warm season. I suggest you check out the following web sites for more info:

I would also suggest you contact your County Extension Office and see about bringing some weed samples in for identification and control suggestions. Their contact info is:

Jefferson County Extension Office
2121 8th Avenue North, Ste 1700
Birmingham, AL 35203-2387
Phone: (205) 325-5342

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