Problem with weeds in lawn - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bagorman
February 18, 2009
In our bermuda lawn there is alot of weeds, namely Henbit, dandilion & clover. What is the best thing to use to rid the lawn of these and when to use it?


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Answer from NGA
February 18, 2009

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A thick and healthy lawn will crowd out weeds so if you put your lawn on a regular maintenance schedule you'll get a handle on the weeds. Here's how: Bermuda thrives on fertilizer. You should apply fertilizer to Bermuda two to three times during the growing season. In April, it will start to come out of its dormant state. When it is about 50% green, apply a slow-release, high nitrogen fertilizer to your lawn. Make a second application about six to eight weeks later or as directed on the bag. A third application in another six weeks may be desired. Apply a winterizer to Bermuda in late October to prevent winter injury. To prevent winter weeds like poa annua, apply a crabgrass preventer to your Bermuda lawn in late September or early October. Apply it again in February to prevent crabgrass and certain other broadleaf weeds. A healthy, well-fed Bermuda lawn rarely has a weed problem. If weeds do develop, apply a weed killer in June to control growing weeds.

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