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Best Way to Get Rid of Weeds in Lawn

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The best defense against weeds is a thick, healthy lawn. Learn about the best way to rid your lawn of weeds with weed control products from Jonathan Green.

Jonathan Green has been growing beautiful lawns for six generations (since 1881). Today, we are a major supplier of genetically superior cool season grass seed, fertilizers, soil enhancers, organics, and weed, insect, and disease control products to the professional lawn care markets. Our products will transform your lawn and help it thrive.

Types of Weed Control Herbicides

Pre-emergent/post-emergent herbicides: Pre-emergent herbicides are preventative. They are targeted toward weeds that have not yet emerged from the soil. They form a barrier at, or right below, the soil surface in order to attack weed seeds before they have a chance to germinate. Post-emergent herbicides work on weeds that have already sprouted. A blend of chemicals targeted to only the weeds slows down
their growth, eventually killing the weed, and ensuring that it does not grow back.

Systemic/topical herbicides:  Post-emergent herbicides can be either systemic or topical. Systemic herbicides are designed to be absorbed into the plant and destroy the entire weed, from the roots upward. They are ideal for perennial weeds. Topical (or contact) herbicides are a smart choice when you need to get rid of small, annual weeds. They kill only that part of the weed that the herbicide touches — the part above the ground (leaves and stem).

Selective/non-selective herbicides:  Post-emergent herbicides can also be selective or non-selective. Selective herbicides are designed to target specific types of weeds, while leaving others alone. Some of them will kill grassy weeds, while others will kill broadleaf weeds. Non-selective herbicides are more powerful. They will typically kill everything they touch, including your grass and other desirable plants. Use them for spot applications in places where you don’t want any vegetation, such as the cracks in your sidewalk or driveway, or along a fence. Many of these non-selective herbicides contain the chemical glyophospate.

Jonathan Green Weed Control Products

Jonathan Green Corn Gluten Weed Preventer plus Lawn Food. This product helps prevent the growth of grassy weeds (crabgrass, etc.) and over 25 other broadleaf and grassy weeds (dandelions, clover, chickweed, etc.). It contains a patented, highly concentrated corn gluten that is so effective that it rivals many synthetic herbicides. It will green up the lawn quickly and release organic proteins into the soil to encourage grass root development. For optimal results, apply early in the spring – between March and early May – before weeds germinate.

Jonathan Green Veri-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer contains the newest technology with Dimension® Crabgrass Control Herbicide. When applied prior to germination, it will also control goosegrass, dallisgrass, chickweed, henbit, and oxalis. It also provides both pre- and post-emergent crabgrass control, even after the crabgrass has sprouted and emerged from the soil up to the third-leaf stage of growth. The product can be applied as early as mid-March or as late as early June.

To rid your lawn of broadleaf weeds and dandelions that are already actively growing, apply Jonathan Green Veri-Green Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer in late spring or early fall. It features a 3-way weed controlling action that controls over 250 broadleaf weeds, including dandelions, chickweed, clover, wild onions, thistle, and poison ivy, down to the root and feeds desirable grasses with 35% slow-release nitrogen fertilizer for up to 3 months.

Another great option is Jonathan Green Lawn Weed Control. It contains an improved three-way formula with Trimec™ that provides broadleaf weed control of more than 200 lawn weeds, including dandelion, clover, chickweed, common purslane, etc. Use it anytime of the year when weeds are actively growing.

Visit Jonathan Green online or find your nearest independent home and garden retailer to find out the best way to get rid of weeds in your lawn.

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