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Weed & Feed

Fertilizing Weeds
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Weeds are everywhere, but they can be properly controlled. Jonathan Green offers several very effective weed and feed products that can be used on your lawn.

Jonathan Green has been growing beautiful lawns for six generations (since 1881). Today, we have our own turf grass breeding program where genetically superior cool season turf grasses, such as those found in our Black Beauty® grass seed mixtures, have been developed.

We are also a major supplier of 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.

Where Did the Weeds Come From?

They were always there. Weed seeds can remain dormant in the soil for years, and the weeds will wait for the proper environment to grow. 

Tilling the soil, although it creates a nice seed bed, brings dormant and buried weed seeds to the surface.  Topsoil has weed seeds in it.  Processed loam has weed seeds in it.  Mulches have weeds in them.  Weed seeds are blown in by the wind.  And birds are another source for seed dispersal; the seeds they eat pass through their digestive system and are deposited on your lawn with a little bit of natural fertilizer!

Lawn weeds can be divided into two main groups – grassy weeds (crabgrass, goosegrass, orchardgrass, etc.) and broadleaf weeds (dandelions, clover, chickweed, etc.). Our Weed Reference Guide will help you identify the weeds in your lawn.

Control the Weeds

To rid your lawn of broadleaf weeds and dandelions that are already actively growing, apply 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 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.

Bottom Line

When your lawn and soil are in harmony, the natural balance will ward off most weeds, insects and diseases, and improve the heat and cold tolerance of your grass. The soil will become more permeable and alive, allowing water, air and grass roots to penetrate into the soil more deeply and establish a better foundation for the grass to flourish.

The old saying, “Nothing grows like a weed” is true. For more help finding the best weed and seed product, visit Jonathan Green online or visit your nearest independent retail store for advice.

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