broadleaf weeds

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ccorts, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. ccorts

    ccorts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    As the growing season is ending in Michigan, I am still experiencing quite a bit of weed growth in my yard. This is in addition to the quackgrass. I will apply a preemergent next spring to take care of the quackgrass as I understand it is an annual. My question is this: Should I apply a weed killer to address the other weeds now, or will the preemergent take care of those also? Are dandelions annuals?
  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    As long as the weeds are actively growing, you can expect some control from broadleaf chemicals. Go ahead and do it now. You should also plan on a pre emergent in the spring. Dandelions are perennials, they have a taproot which enables them to store food over the winter and begin actively growing again in the spring.
  3. BigDave

    BigDave LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    I have the same situation. My property is 2 acres. I have never treated for broadleaf weeds before. After some research, my plan is to buy 6 bottles of Ortho Weed-B-Gone, with the hose-end sprayer. I'm told that I don't have to "soak" the ground, just lightly cover it; on a non-rainy day; and that Spring & Fall (including right now here in MD) are the best times.

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