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Lawn Grass
« on: November 28, 2005, 01:41:04 am »
Don't water the grass after the sun goes down. Grass retains the moisture and provides a breeding ground for mold and fungus.

Always put away your hose, as it will cause parts of the lawn to die.
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Re: Lawn Grass
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006, 04:51:12 pm »
What's the best way of dealing with weeds in a lawn?

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Re: Lawn Grass
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2006, 11:37:12 pm »
The best way will almost always be to remove weeds by hand, thereby ensuring you get the root also.
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Re: Lawn Grass
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 03:40:25 pm »
What about things like moss...

Also, when weeds are prevalent, or where the lawn is large, removal by hand isn't so easy then... what's the best method then?

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Re: Lawn Grass
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 10:13:31 pm »
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Also, when weeds are prevalent, or where the lawn is large, removal by hand isn't so easy then... what's the best method then?

Good lawn care is the key. A thick, healthy lawn keeps weeds in check - so proper fertilizing, mowing, watering, aerification and thatch control are your first line of defense.

If you have a lot of weed problems, it may be sign of some other lawn care problem. Creating a healthy environment for your yard automatically creates an unhealthy one for weeds.

If you need to control weeds that have already emerged from the soil, you need a post-emergence herbicide. These treatments are most effective when applied under moist soil conditions to young, actively growing weeds.

Here's a few things to consider when selecting your herbicide:

  • How is it applied - pre-emergence or post-emergence?
  • Will it control the weeds you have? Different herbicides control different weeds.
  • Is it safe to use on your grass? Many herbicides will also kill the grass you want to save.
  • Are there any environmental conditions that limit its use? For example, it may need rainfall to begin working.
  • What rate should you use and what's the best method of application?
  • Are there any safety precautions associated with its use?

(Source: http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/LawnCare/Weeds.asp)
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Re: Lawn Grass
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2006, 04:06:47 am »
We had quite a lot of problems at our old property but, to be honest, the lawn was neglected.  Now we've moved house and have quite a large, new lawn (grown from seed).  I actually pay someone to keep it in check (something like £15 a treatment, three times a year) and it seems to do the trick.  If it was left to me, it'd probably never get done.

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