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SOLUTIONS TO LAWN WEEDS

August lawns are right in the middle of the dog days of summer – the hot and humid month. This month, gardeners will start to see the grass growing slower and the weeds growing faster. You may think your lawn care work is over for the season, but the truth is late summer and early fall is one of the most important times for lawn care. It's this time of year when warm days are followed by chilly, dewy evenings that encourage weed growth. The best time to get ahead of winter lawn weeds is now. So, if you take the time to care for your lawn properly during the early fall, it will have a better chance to be healthier when it begins to grow again the following spring. And remember, fescue season is upon us, so be sure to stop in and have one of our lawn experts give you tips on how to maintain and establish a lush fescue lawn using our special fescue mix that is designed specifically for Hampton Roads lawns. Here are our recommendations on some of the best products to beat weeds:

Weed Control for Warm Season Lawns

Weed-Out Lawn Weed Killer - controls over 200 broadleaf weeds including Dandelion, Chickweed, Clover, Spurge, Wild Onion, Dollar Weed, Ground Ivy and many others listed.

Atrazine Weed Killer (32 oz) - controls Henbit, Dollarweed, Chickweed, Clover, Sandspur and others listed on label. Controls both emerged weeds and weeds from seed in St. Augustine and Centipede grass.

Application Rates:
5 teaspoons per quart covers 100 sq. ft.
4.3 ozs per gallon covers 500 sq. ft.

Weed Control for Cool Season Lawns

Weed-out with Q (New Formulation. Proven Performance) - controls over 200 weeds - both grassy and broadleaf in one easy step including Crabgrass, Barnyardgrass, Foxtail, Black-Eyed Susan, Buttercup, Catnip, Chickweed, Dandelion, Dollarweed, Ground Ivy, Jimsonweed. Morning Glory, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Ragweed, Sunflower, Thistle, and other broadleaf weeds.

NOTE: DO NOT APPLY WEED OUT W/Q TO ST. AUGUSTINE LAWNS AND IT IS RECOMMENDED TO SPRAY Fescue lawns WHEN TEMPS DO NOT EXCEED 90 DEGREES.

McDonald Lawn Tips:
To help your grass beat the heat and reduce lawn maintenance, keep your lawn mower blade on the highest setting and mow no more then once a week.

The taller the grass the cooler the roots will stay and the less weeds you will have.

Always use spreader sticker when putting down weed control products, it makes your spray twice as strong.

Spray for weeds in between mows, never spray immediately before or after a mow.

Spray on calm and sunny days, with no rain in the forecast for 4-5 hours.

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