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I have Japanese Clover that is taking over my yard.  It is everywhere.  I have about 3 ½ to 4 areas to lawn area and it is spreading all through it and seems to be crowding out my grass.  I live in Goochland VA (outside of Richmond, Va.) and have mainly tall fescue.  Under a shaded area I seeded with what is called a Richmond Blend which supposed to be good for this area and is a mix of fescue, maybe some bluegrass, and not sure what else is in it.  One side spot has some zoyza.   It live in a rural area, countryside, so the grass is more a mix of this and that, no one kinds.   I am looking for the best weed killer to get rid of the Japanese Clover that will not kill my grasses.   Since I have so much to kill, I am hoping there is also an economical solution.
Thanks very much for your help.

There are many weeds which make themselves visible during the summer months. If you aren’t using a good pre emerge applied earlier in the year like February or March, chances are high that something will start to show by June or July. Learn how to stop weeds from ever growing in your Fescue by reviewing our online WEED CONTROL ARTICLE which does a great job of summarizing all weed control options you currently have available.

As we always do when recommending lawn products, be sure to check your PH to  insure the soil is properly balanced. More information about PH can be found in our SOIL PH CONTROL ARTICLE . As you’ll learn, letting it get out of balance will help lead to weeds, fungus and a host of other problems so it’s vital that you have this number in check before you begin any turf management program.

Once weeds start to grow, getting rid of them will require an acute “post emerge” product. For clover, a tri blend of actives works well. For small areas, TRIO III will handle the job. For large jobs, 10,000 sq or more, get the bulk size TRIMEC CLASSIC.

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I have several types of weeds growing in my yard and need to do some weed control. I don’t see any crabgrass but there are a lot of vines growing as well as some big leafed plants that look like oak of some sort. Is there anything I can spray which won’t hurt my fescue but kill these weeds?

There are several selective herbicides you can apply that will only target the broadleaf weeds and not hurt the fescue. I suggest you read our WEED CONTROL ARTICLE and focus in on the LAWN GRASS WEEDS section. Here you’ll find all the best choices of what to use.

At this time, I think you’re choice will depend largely on how large of an area you plan on treating. Either the BROADLEAF WEED KILLER RTS or the BRUSH KILLER will probably do the trick. The thing about broadleaf weed control in lawns is that many times there are weeds growing you don’t see. If you only choose to treat a small area where you currently see them growing, many times you’ll note “new” growth in the untreated sections of the lawn. Avoid this by treating it all one time. This is usually the most effective way to handle post emergent applications – especially in lawns.

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