You want your lawn to look its best, but with stray weeds and patchy grass, it can sometimes be a challenge. Bioadvanced All In One Weed & Feed is a great option to kill weeds and encourage healthy grass growth for lawns.
What is Weed & Feed?
Weed & feed products pull double duty: They fertilize your lawn while also killing existing weeds and preventing the growth of new ones.
The “weed” formula contains a mix of herbicides designed to kill existing common lawn weeds, including crabgrass. A pre-emergent herbicide prevents future growth of new weeds.
The “feed” formula provides a mix of nitrogen and nutrients that green your lawn and sustain healthy growth.
Before you apply Weed & Feed to your lawn, ensure that it is compatible with your grass type by checking the product label. If you’re still unsure, call the manufacturer’s toll-free number found on the label.
When should I apply Weed & Feed?
Weed & Feed will have the greatest impact when weeds are small and actively growing, generally spring and fall seasons.
Before application in spring, make sure your lawn is out of dormancy – a good rule of thumb is to wait until after you’ve mowed twice.
Fall application will depend upon your historical frost dates; check with the local extension office for the data.
Weed & Feed products also have temperature restrictions and are not made to apply to water-saturated soil or lawns under stress due to drought or disease.
What is the best way to apply Weed & Feed?
The most popular form of Weed & Feed is granular. For granular application, use a broadcast or drop spreader to apply to lawns. Liquid Weed & Feed should be administered with a sprayer recommended on the label. All label instructions for mixing and spraying should be followed.
Bioadvanced® offers some tips on best practices for using Weed & Feed products:
Mowing – For best results, mow your lawn 1-2 days prior to application. Clippings from your next three mowings should be left on the lawn. Be sure not to use these clippings as mulch or compost around flowers, ornamentals, trees or in vegetable gardens.
Do Not Rake – Heavy raking will disturb the weed preventative barrier and reduce the effectiveness of this product.
Watering – Many Weed & Feed products instruct you to wait 24 hours before watering in. Be sure to consult your specific label.
Feeding New Lawns – Most new lawns don't need to be fertilized until 6-8 weeks after planting. However, that can vary depending on how the soil was prepared before planting and the type of fertilizer used. Consult your local extension office or nursery for recommendations on fertilizing new lawns.