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More Weeds than grass, What to do?

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Resistance is futile...get down on yer knees...and weed! Dig/cut and pull, and overseed.
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HELP! I'm losing the battle.

Can someone please give me some directions on how I can fight this? The picture doesn't even capture the whole area...

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notsureofitiall wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 10:57 am
HELP! I'm losing the battle.

Can someone please give me some directions on how I can fight this? The picture doesn't even capture the whole area...

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Kameo wrote:
Jun 5th, 2017 2:15 pm
Resistance is futile...get down on yer knees...and weed! Dig/cut and pull, and overseed.
some ppl like clover...cause it's better than dandelions

clover is harder to manually pull since their roots spread like crazy
need to follow one to the ground and pull the root out..you'll see there will be a whole bunch of lines running from the 1 root.
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I have large concrete slabs in the backyard with 3/4" gaps, as you can imagine, filled with grass, weeds, etc....will something like roundup annihilate everything in between or is there a better, faster alternative? I know the suggestion will be to fill afterwards with poly metric, but the slabs are so out of whack it seems like such a waste considering the cost of the stuff.
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dtm252535 wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 11:11 am
I have large concrete slabs in the backyard with 3/4" gaps, as you can imagine, filled with grass, weeds, etc....will something like roundup annihilate everything in between or is there a better, faster alternative? I know the suggestion will be to fill afterwards with poly metric, but the slabs are so out of whack it seems like such a waste considering the cost of the stuff.
yes...roundup will kill all vegetation
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notsureofitiall wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 10:57 am
HELP! I'm losing the battle.

Can someone please give me some directions on how I can fight this? The picture doesn't even capture the whole area...

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Overseed, and spray lots of weed b gone. Repeat every couple of weeks until it's gone. They have a waxy coating so it take a lot of the spray. I'm talking about the ecosense stuff.
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fdl wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 11:20 am
Overseed, and spray lots of weed b gone. Repeat every couple of weeks until it's gone. They have a waxy coating so it take a lot of the spray. I'm talking about the ecosense stuff.
the "non" ecosense would only need 1 application..LOL
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As clover roots shoot out far and wide, use a bow rake to separate out the tangle and manually remove some of the clovers. Then spray the ecosense or the good "non" ecosense stuff over the affected area. If using a pump sprayer with the concentrate of weed killer then add a bit of surfactant (dish soap or baby shampoo) to the mixture so it sticks to the weeds.
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I go after the big, nasty weeds and leave the little guys alone. Clovers actually help crowd out dandelions!
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Kam.

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I have what I believe to be creeping jenny taking over a few large areas of my lawn. I usually just mow it down when I mow the rest of my lawn but it really seems to be choking out everything else. How can I get rid of it?
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notsureofitiall wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 10:57 am
HELP! I'm losing the battle.

Can someone please give me some directions on how I can fight this? The picture doesn't even capture the whole area...

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Clover is a nitrogen fixer, so your lawn is most likely low on nitrogen. Lawn fertilizer is almost all nitrogen.
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Weed B Gon doesn't kill clover I believe.

You definitely need some Killex
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I tried Scott's EcoSense Weed-B-Gone, for 2 years, and concluded that it is a waste of time & money. As Dumpf used to say, "Think Big (Killex), or go home." I chose the latter...!
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Kam.

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I <ahem> went home... No, I don't believe in surreptitiously using the banned herbicides (weedicide?) Cut/pull out the dandelions, plantains, thistles (!), and don't stress over the clovers and other miscellaneous plants that's not grass...! A weed by any other name grows just as green.
Take care,
Kam.

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