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Best Broadleaf Weed Killer for Lawns

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Is your lawn inundated with weeds? Take advantage of the best broadleaf weed killer for lawns from Jonathan Green to crowd them out and enhance the beauty of your landscape.

Who is Jonathan Green?

Jonathan Green has been working for more than 100 years to bring beautiful dark-green lawns to homeowners using only the highest quality traditional and organic products. Since 1881, we have experimented with turfgrass varietals to breed our genetically superior turf grasses, such as those found in our Black Beauty® grass seed mixtures. We supply grass seed, organics, weed, insect, and disease control products to both the independent retailer and professional lawn care markets. All of our products are rigorously tested to ensure that they perform to the highest standards in order to transform your lawn and help it thrive.

What are Broadleaf Weeds?

Weeds can be divided into two main types – broadleaf and grassy. Learning to identify them is important because the method of weed control you choose will depend on the type of weeds in your lawn. Grassy weeds get their name because they have leaf blades similar to turf grass but are coarse and unattractive and these weeds don’t produce flowers. This can make them more difficult to identify than broadleaf weeds. Crabgrass, annual bluegrass, Bermudagrass, and nimblewill are common types of grassy weeds. Broadleaf weeds typically grow in the patchy parts of your lawn where the grass may not be doing so well. They are easier to identify because, with the exception of onion grass, they do not resemble grass. They typically have broad, flat leaves situated on a stem. Common broadleaf weeds are dandelions, chickweed, plantain, henbit, bittercress, buckhorn, and white clover. Broadleaf weeds grow flowers and some have flowers that are easy to see, like the yellow flowers on dandelions. On other broadleaf weeds, the flower can be harder to see because they are very small. The small white flowers on chickweed and the tiny purple flowers on henbit are good examples.

How to Control Broadleaf Weeds

Broadleaf weeds can be controlled with Jonathan Green Veri-Green Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer or Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control. Choose Jonathan Green Veri-Green Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer to control 250 types of broadleaf weeds in your lawn while, at the same time, feeding the lawn with 35% slow-release nitrogen fertilizer. Apply when weeds are actively growing in the spring and fall.  Apply it to damp leaves so that the active ingredient will adhere to the leaf surface. This weed control will not hurt the grass. It should stay on the leaves for as long as possible. This will help it penetrate the weeds and kill them more effectively and faster. Do not mow your lawn for a few days after application, and delay seeding for at least 2 weeks or, in cases of severe weed infestation, up to 4 weeks after application. To control broadleaf weeds in your lawn without fertilizing, choose Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control. It is very effective when applied at any time the weeds are actively growing and does not contain fertilizer. Lawn Weed Control works best when applied to damp turf. Either spread the product in the early morning when the lawn is damp or lightly wet the lawn prior to application. Since Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control contains no fertilizer, it can’t burn your lawn even if applied during the hot months of summer. You can also achieve reasonable control of broadleaf weeds organically with Jonathan Green Corn Gluten Weed Preventer plus Lawn Food.  It contains a patented, highly concentrated corn gluten that helps prevent the growth of certain broadleaf and grassy weeds. We recommend both fall and early spring applications for the best control of broadleaf weeds. Take care not to apply any broadleaf weed control products during very hot, dry periods of weather when the lawn is under stress or damage may occur to your lawn. For more help finding the best broadleaf weed killer for lawns, visit Jonathan Green online or visit your nearest independent retail store for advice.

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