View Full Version : Killing grass in winter!

01-25-2011, 09:06 PM
going to do a sod job this spring. Can i go ahead and kill the old grass off with weed be gon now or do i need to wait till its actively growing

Green Acres Lawn CAre
01-25-2011, 09:09 PM
You have to wait till it's growing for it to work.

01-25-2011, 09:15 PM
might want to check into this.


Richard Martin
01-26-2011, 04:23 AM
It's not likely that you'll kill much grass with weed-b-gone anyway. Get 'er dun!

01-26-2011, 08:31 AM
It's not likely that you'll kill much grass with weed-b-gone anyway. Get 'er dun!


Hey, he laying down new sod and wants the weeds gone. :D :laugh:

01-26-2011, 03:22 PM
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01-26-2011, 03:23 PM
Crap I'm sorry it was late I meant to say round up
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Barefoot James
01-26-2011, 05:11 PM
Harley rake it and then use imprelis then sod it as long as its fescue or BG you are good - imprelis also kills bermuda.

01-26-2011, 07:03 PM
thanks for the info. Theres not a whole lot of grass to begin with. do you think that i could just till it under, rake it add my compost,till again, role it and then lay the sod?

01-26-2011, 07:07 PM
and not worry about spraying

02-11-2011, 01:31 PM
and not worry about spraying

Don't see why not, if you have rotavated and tilled weeds should be ploughed under.

If any do come through just use a selective herbicide later in year

02-11-2011, 03:12 PM
Roto-tilling through grass is a problem. Its tough--AND--it results in big clumps of sod--which you then have to remove by picking them out by hand. Haul away in wheelborrow, throw into truck...

I am thinking, kill it, allow to rot for 2 to 3 weeks. Sow seed. Add starter fert and soil amendments. Rake it in to bury the seed. Water every day for 30 days. Kill weeds with broadleaf weed killer as needed. Add a second fertilizer treatment to boost thickness--use slow release fert at this time.