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DrTyger
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When should I weed and feed?

Usually wait till spring or at least close to it, but it's suddenly unusually warm. My grass is dying and weeds are growing.

OB lawn gurus, what say you?


Fap-n-Nap
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re: When should I weed and feed?
Nico?


JAB528
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re: When should I weed and feed?
It won't hurt to hit it light now, with this warm weather, but I'd def hit it again around spring.


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Geauxtiga
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re: When should I weed and feed?
I sprayed some GrazonNext to knock down the broad leaf plants growing so the bermuda would not have to compete in a few weeks.

Being the temps are still sub 70 I'l probably have to re-treat.



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Nodust
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If you live in the Baton Rouge area, summer annual pre-emerg needs to be out by mid to late march. Later as you go north.


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BarDTiger81
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He doesnt need help growing. He has that shite down to an art.


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Ace Midnight
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re: When should I weed and feed?
March, unless it's above 70 for a couple of days in late February - I would say at least 3 weekends - the weekend AFTER Mardi Gras if it is warm.

I had good (initial) results both times I used Scots Bonus S, but the drought has really just shredded my grass and I probably have to do extensive work the next couple of years.


urinetrouble
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Sounds like this should be a good weekend?


Slickback
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re: When should I weed and feed?
I may do it this weekend as well.


Tigerpaw123
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When should I weed and feed?



Never, the 2 should be done separately, should of done the "weed" part a few weeks ago but not too late, get weed free zone or something similar with 2-4-D and spray accordingly, Bayer now makes a product that has both the 2-4-D and a pre emergent, seems to be doing great for me right now. Wait till after your grass greens up (should be 3-4 weeks from now) then do the "feed" portion, use a variety specific fertilizer


Uncle JackD
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re: When should I weed and feed?
Do y'all water after weed n feed?

If I'm not seeing results, should I put more or just wait ?


Slickback
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I'm new to the subdivision life. Lived in the country all my life and this is my first subdivision spring. I have heard to do the two seperately, so I think I'll try that method.


Geauxtiga
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Never, the 2 should be done separately, should of done the "weed" part a few weeks ago but not too late, get weed free zone or something similar with 2-4-D and spray accordingly, Bayer now makes a product that has both the 2-4-D and a pre emergent, seems to be doing great for me right now. Wait till after your grass greens up (should be 3-4 weeks from now) then do the "feed" portion, use a variety specific fertilizer
Solid post. That "weed & feed" bit gets my goat. It's pretty much, "Yard Care for Dummies" imo. For one thing, "weed" is a very misunderstood word when people speak of yards. My yard is bermuda but bermuda in my garden is a weed.

I used GrazonNext but would like to know more about the pre-emerg you mentioned.


Uncle JackD
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I'm new to it as well. I tried the 2,4D method last year and it was a mess. I'm going the weed n feed route to see what kind of results I get.


Geauxtiga
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Do y'all water after weed n feed?


I put my fertilizer out with a cart that hooks to my lawn mower. I put it out when two conditions exist: 1/ Dew on the lawn (I can see where I passed) 2/ VERY good chance of rain in forecast.


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Geauxtiga
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the 2,4D method last year and it was a mess
What happened?


Tigerpaw123
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Geauxtiga
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What's the active ingredient?


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Uncle JackD
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quote: the 2,4D method last year and it was a mess What happened?
Everything died. St. Aug & all.


Geauxtiga
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re: When should I weed and feed?
24D won't kill St. Augustine. May have had too much water in the hose.


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