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Many problems.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by JiChau, May 31, 2007.

  1. JiChau

    JiChau LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I just began taking care of my lawn. I've decided to do this because my parents are either too lazy or busy with it. So far I kno how to mow the lawn and also pull out weeds which is a pain in the butt LOL. Ive takin some pics of my yard, which I think are a problem. Could any of u giv me some tips on what do to. Ill tell u guyz what problem is in each pic. Thank You.

    How do I get rid of ALL of those weeds?
    Are these flowers or weeds?
    How do I get rid of the weeds that are in between?
    How do I get rid of these patches?
  2. JiChau

    JiChau LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Anyone hav any suggestions?
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    to kill most of the weeds try a broad leaf killer or rent a rototiller and start fresh
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    First off, there's not much you can do about the lawn now, it has to wait until September
    because it's too hot and you'll only waste time and money.

    For the weeds, Round-up but do NOT spray r/u in the lawn!
    Just for the sidewalk, etc, and I wouldn't be questioning what is a weed or not,
    just spray it all real good and be done with it.

    In September, some folks might till up a lawn but I think that's a bad idea.
    For one, most folks never call Miss Utility, and there's a fine chance you'll tear up some kind of cable or underground line.
    For another, a good percent of the time you'll be left with a turf surface that resembles a farming field in terms of smoothness.

    Do as you wish, but I'd core aerate it, then dump (all this per 1/4 acre):
    50 pounds of 90% seed,
    1 bag of 10-30-0 fertilizer
    > the numbers can be approximate but close, like 8-27-4 or 14-36-8, for example, do not go below 26 or over 40 in the center.
    >> HIGH center number indicates it is a starter fertilizer, you can do slow release but straight farm fert is cheaper and works like BOOM!
    3 bags of lime and 3 bags of gypsum
    (1 bag = 40 or 50 lbs).
    > Per 1/4 acre, that is.

    Wait until next spring to deal with weeds in the lawn itself,
    you can NOT spray lawn weed killer when there's seed in the soil,
    best to start with a solid lawn then worry about the weeds, otherwise you have nothing.

    Peace and good luck
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The first picture is a solid gravel based driveway area. It will not be a lawn (unless you remove all the layer of gravel - why bother). As far as that area and the patio, just spray it with Roundup. Also mix some hard enough to spray the tree growing against the house. Remove the junk piles, and the broken picket fence, the and horizontal pieces of plywood, paint the rest or the house, and you are then ready to think about lawn and landscape. The lawn CAN be patched now if they could water everyday for a while. Some good fert., and the rest of the lawn would thicken right up. A liquid SELECTIVE weed killer would work there, as well - something like "weed-b-gone".
  6. JiChau

    JiChau LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    thx for comments guyz. I also hav another ques, is "miracle-grow" a fertilizer?
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,944

    2-4D on the dandies + fert for the grass spring & early fall. Seed thin/bare areas in late Aug/early Sep.

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