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Can anyone recommend an economical way to feed + weed the lawn at our new house? It's about 1100 sqm and has quite a lot of clover and dandy lion in it.

To be honest, the lawn seems pretty healthy really, so it probably needs more weed than feed!!

Thanks, TT

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Can anyone recommend an economical way to feed + weed the lawn at our new house? It's about 1100 sqm and has quite a lot of clover and dandy lion in it.

To be honest, the lawn seems pretty healthy really, so it probably needs more weed than feed!!

Thanks, TT
Sorry, should have said that I priced up some granular stuff at the garden center that worked out at about 120, which made me gasp somewhat!
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Timmy T wrote:
Can anyone recommend an economical way to feed + weed the lawn at our
new house? It's about 1100 sqm and has quite a lot of clover and dandy
lion in it.

To be honest, the lawn seems pretty healthy really, so it probably
needs more weed than feed!!


You can significantly reduce the amount of herbicide needed by using something
like weed-b-gon in a hand held sprayer rather than broadcasting weed + feed.
Just spray the weeds. That's the only place it does anything good.


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Timmy T wrote:
Can anyone recommend an economical way to feed + weed the lawn at our
new house? It's about 1100 sqm and has quite a lot of clover and dandy
lion in it.

To be honest, the lawn seems pretty healthy really, so it probably
needs more weed than feed!!


You can significantly reduce the amount of herbicide needed by using something
like weed-b-gon in a hand held sprayer rather than broadcasting weed + feed.
Just spray the weeds. That's the only place it does anything good.
Is that a US product, or can you get it in the UK? Is spraying better than spreading a granulated product?
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On 7/19/2011 2:13 AM, Timmy T wrote:
Bob F;930450 Wrote:
Timmy T wrote:-
Can anyone recommend an economical way to feed + weed the lawn at our
new house? It's about 1100 sqm and has quite a lot of clover and dandy
lion in it.

To be honest, the lawn seems pretty healthy really, so it probably
needs more weed than feed!!
-

You can significantly reduce the amount of herbicide needed by using
something
like weed-b-gon in a hand held sprayer rather than broadcasting weed +
feed.
Just spray the weeds. That's the only place it does anything good.


Is that a US product, or can you get it in the UK? Is spraying better
than spreading a granulated product?




It is a US brand name.
I agree that it is better to spot spray than treat whole lawn and that
spraying is more effective.


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On Jul 19, 2:13*am, Timmy T
wrote:
Bob F;930450 Wrote:

Timmy T wrote:-
Can anyone recommend an economical way to feed + weed the lawn at our
new house? It's about 1100 sqm and has quite a lot of clover and dandy
lion in it.


To be honest, the lawn seems pretty healthy really, so it probably
needs more weed than feed!!
-


You can significantly reduce the amount of herbicide needed by using
something
like weed-b-gon in a hand held sprayer rather than broadcasting weed +
feed.
Just spray the weeds. That's the only place it does anything good.


Is that a US product, or can you get it in the UK? Is spraying better
than spreading a granulated product?

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Timmy T


UK? who knows. A trip to a local garden shop should uncover the
available selective herbicides for turf. Spraying is better for two
reasons:

1 - It puts the chemical precisely on the weeds for maximum effect.

2 - It minimizes the amount that is used. Instead of broadcast
spreading it everywhere, where some of it makes it very easily
into roadways and then streams, etc, it goes on the actual weed.
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Jon Danniken said:

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Agree with the direct spraying of each weed. I wait until they have a
flower showing, then use that to direct the wand to the plant.


Why on earth would you wait for flowers? It's not the only method of
propagation. =)

If you're going to spot spray weeds, then just do it. If it's a broadleaf, it
dies.

Wait? LOL
No. =)

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