The most common weeds in the grass are broadleaf weeds. They spoil the sod. The other weed species are certain grasses.
Detriments of broadleaf weeds in ryegrass:
Weeds are more aggressive than wheat grass, which includes all decorative grass mixtures, which are offered in garden stores and being constructed lawns.
They have in most cases a deep root system and absorb a greater amount of water and nutrients. This quickly suffocate the ryegrass.
Much of the weeds are activated in the spring, as dandelion (celebrate).
This plant spreads very quickly after its blooms. Its seeds are volatile and quickly spread by the wind.
Against him if no measures are taken, can quickly spread throughout the area and permanently impair your grass area.
One of the most serious weed in ryegrass is the clover.
It is activated mainly in spring, like celebrate, but it has several periods of intensive growth during the season. This means that if no action is taken, it quickly conquered territories, displacing your grass.
Clover is a weed that forms dense patches and suffocating ryegrass almost 100%.
In yards that are near to deserted land, forests and meadows, often carry many types of broadleaf weeds. Most of them are not so aggressive, but spoil the decorative qualities of grass turf.
This method is the most environmentally friendly and does not pollute the soil. But if you have a larger area or weeds are intensively distributed, you can use selective herbicides or herbicide in particular against broadleaf weeds. These are products that affect only your broadleaf weeds and not harm the grass.
One of the most effective compositions are said 2,4-D Amine Weed Killer. Prior to use, carefully read the instructions for use and do not exceed the norm.
Low, economical use rate of 1 to 4 pints per acre. Controls many broadleaf weeds & woody plants. Use in turf, pastures, rangeland, ditch banks, fences Target Pests: Many broad-leaf weeds. See list on label Application Areas: Certain grasses in lawns, parks, golf courses, and pastures; fences, ditch banks, non-crop sites, small grains, and corn (pre and post emergent herbicide)
Yields: 2- 3 tbs. in 3 - 5 gallon of water to cover 1,000 sq. ft.
How to Use:
Apply as a coarse low pressure spray, preferably with fan type nozzle. SPRAY TO ACCURATELY OBTAIN INDICATED COVERAGE WITHOUT OVERLAP. AVOID DRIFT TO SUSCEPTIBLE PLANTS.
Effect of preparation:
It has contact action. This means that it acts only upon contact with the leaves of broadleaf. In them it enters the roots and eliminate them. Therefore, has no effect if you want to spray preventively. Spray only the weeds, not on the entire grass.
Tricks during the spraying:
Spray only dry grass to have a greater effect. Do not spray at temperatures above 25 degrees. After spraying ryegrass do not watering for 24 hours.
If it rains after spraying have to be sprayed again when the grass is dry from the rain. Intervals between spraying: in 2-3 times in 7 days.
Effect of spraying:
Weeds turn yellow and die. After a while they can be fished with hand, rake or aerator.
After dealing with weeds in the grass, you can plant grass mixture of empty spaces.