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Neeshac – posted 28 April 2004 19:11

Hello all! I need some help with my lawn. I have alot of ground Ivy, Clover and other weeds in my yard. It is to the point that I can hardly see any actual grass growing. I put out some weed and feed-and I think my weeds giggled at me. I am truely frustrated and am at my wits-end. Should I just kill it all off and start anew? I live in central Alabama and it is almost may. Any help at all would be appreciated!

certified-in-florida – posted 01 May 2004 19:50

It is hard to say with limited information. How big af an area are we talking about? How is your budget for replacing? What type of host grass do you have?

It is getting late in the season now for selectively controlling weeds without damaging you host grass.

ted – posted 02 May 2004 18:33

Isn’t it May everywhere?

you probably need to just start all over again. best time would be in the fall- use roundup , kill it all off, and reseed with a cool season grass. if you want a warm season grass, kill it off now and resod with bermuda.

josepht – posted 09 May 2004 22:31

First Ted why wont you register so we can email you and ask you where you come up with some of these post?

Second I am assuming that your lawn is supposed to be fescue if it is then you can take care of the clover with a treatment of 2-4-d or you can wait for it to die out which it will do in due time

is it white clover if so that is a sign of low nitrogen in the soil it would be good if you can get your county extension office to do or send off some of your soil for a soil test just so you will now what you levels are. so you can get on a schedule and next year you wont have this problem

but in the short time 2-4-d will not kill your grass and will remove Or wil any of your broadleaf weeds

OH VERY IMPORTANT MAKE SURE THAT YOU WASH THE DECK OF YOUR MOWER EACH TIME AFTER YOU CUT TO CUT DOWN ON THE SPREADING OF THE WHITE CLOVER

AND IF YOU HAVE RED CLOVER THEN I DONT KNOW ABOUT IT BUT I THINK IT IS TREATED THE SAME

seed – posted 10 May 2004 06:07

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ted – posted 10 May 2004 10:29

why are we assuming he has fescue? also, 24d is not the product of choice for white clover, you would need 24d + mcpp, mcpp being the effective ingredient. it sounds like his lawn is so infested with weeds, that if performed weed control at this point, it would eliminate his entire yard! i think, based on actually reading his comments, that his best choice is renovating his lawn completely, and given his market area, i believe bermuda would be his best choice. washing a mowing deck down is generally not an accepted weed control method.

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