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  • Battling weeds

    Created by Jennifer on

    I live adjacent to a national park and am battling weeds galore! We have been here for a little over a year (new build), and last year I was able to keep them under control by hand-pulling. I’m swimming in weeds this year!

    My questions are:
    1) is the organic weed & feed too late to apply this year? (I suspect so)
    2) will the product harm worms, amphibians (we have a creek along our property home to wonderful frogs)?
    3) About 1/2 acre is developed. How much product would I need to buy?
    4) Is there anything I can do this late in the season? I spot treated many of the weeds, but there are too plenty to do that. I can blast Burn Out along the forest line, but don’t want to in my grass.

    Thank you kindly.

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    E. Vinje

    Hi Jennifer!

    Your first lawn application of Weed Prevention Plus should be in the early spring, 3-5 weeks before weeds begin to sprout. This is about the time the crocus and daffodils are blooming in your area. Re-apply in late summer when temperatures turn cooler to control late season weeds.

    When used as directed, Weed Prevention Plus will not harm beneficial insects, soil organisms, pond, or stream life. There’s no waiting, warnings, or worries. As for coverage, each 25 lb bag of Concern Weed Prevention Plus handles 1,500 square feet of ground so, in order to cover half an acre, you would need 14.5 bags.

    To answer your last question, there is not a whole lot you can do this time of year, except to spot-treat with organic herbicides and hand pull. AllDown Organic Herbicide is a safe alternative to Roundup®. This 23% vinegar weed killer is trusted by cities and municipalities, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, orchards and many other agencies across the country. However, it is non-selective and will work on any plant it touches, including most weeds, grass or broadleaf specimens.

    Good luck!

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