Thistle in new lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Littleton, CO
Question by secretarials
May 3, 2007
I'm trying to kill off thistle in our new lawn. What is the best way without harming the lawn? I've tried weed-b-gone and it hasn't done a thing. I also have pets so I need to know how to handle them with whatever I use.


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Answer from NGA
May 3, 2007

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Thistle is a tough weed to control. Adapt good lawn maintenance (ie: regular mowing, improve drainage, etc.), plus good turf management practices to create a dense competitive turf grass. You can spot treat the thistle plants with the broadleaf herbicide 2,4-D. Keep your pets off the lawn immediately after treating the weeds (see product label for precise timing).

Best wishes with your new lawn.

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