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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I have crabgrass growing in my centipede and would like to treat it. I used something a few years ago that hurt the good centipede so I’m not sure if I can spray anything. Any ideas?

Centipede grass is sensitive to many chemicals and this is especially true for active ingredients that target crabgrass. The one product we have that works well is ATRAZINE. It’s Ok for the Centipede as long as you follow the label and guidelines we have listed in our WEED CONTROL ARTICLE. Once you get the crabgrass under control, it would be a lot better to stop it from ever growing by using one of the Pre Emerge products we have listed in the article.

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We applied a pre emerge during the winter and it worked well. Its now spring and I want to know if I should apply it again. I think the label said it should last 3-4 months so I want to be sure I don’t get any weeds since the grass is looking great.

Stopping weeds before they ever grow is the best way to manage your lawn. Weed control is best handled before they germinate and the way to accomplish this is to use a good pre emergent. Though some products say they can last a year, it’s usually best to use one that will require a twice-a-year routine. This way you insure good coverage and protection in case there is something in your yard that makes the normal longevity of an application wear down prematurely.

As listed in the lawn section of our WEED CONTROL article, SURFLAN would be the best liquid to apply providing 3-4 months of weed protection. If you prefer to apply a granule, go with the WEED AND GRASS STOPPER. Both will last a few months and can be applied over most any grass.

Stopping weeds from ever growing is the best way to manage your lawn. It’s easier on all the plants involved, costs less in the long run and is quite effective given the excellent products we have on the market today.

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