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Old 05-12-2007, 05:31 AM   #1
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I built last year and started a new lawn. This year the grass is coming along with many weeds. I over seeded about 3 weeks ago and know would like to use a liquid weed and feed. Any ideas on which is the best. Is there a weed and feed that is not harmful to pets or children?

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:40 AM   #2
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First, I would stay away from a combination weed and feed. Combinations just don't work that well. To stop weeds before they start growing, you use a preemergent herbicide. Corn gluten is a natural non-toxic product. After the weeds are growing, then you need a post emergent herbicide. You might end up using a broad leaf weed killer, like Ortho's Weed-be-gone, but they are toxic. I stay away from weed killers as much as possible. If you keep your soil fertile, mow high and mow often, the grass can choke out a good number of the weeds, but you will always have a few. I pull those or leave them.

EDIT: Is your soil compacted? Grass doesn't like compacted soil, you may need to aerate. Sprinkle compost around frequently too.

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