Weed Control in Turf or Lawn
Weeds in Turf (Lawn):
Proper mowing, fertilization and watering are three fundamentals in developing a dense turf by standing the weeds.
i) Planting Material:
Only lawn seeds and grasses should be planted in a new lawn.
Time, frequency and height of mowing controls growth of specific lawn grasses. Too close/too high mowing favours weed growth. Time should be such adjusted so as to depot weeds before they set seed.
Frequent watering favours shallow turf.
Fertilizers should not be applied unless sprayed with proper herbicides.
i) Soil fumigants pre planting MB, CS2 Methane, and DMTT.
ii) Foliar application – in established lawns 2,4-D and Dicamba, Sillvex, MAA 2,4-D, EPTC, Picloram.
iii) Soil application before weeds emergence in established lawns Attazine, DMPA, Nitralin, Trifluralin etc