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Have Fun Saying Goodbye To Doveweed With This Trick You Didn’t Know About

Have Fun Saying Goodbye To Doveweed With This Trick You Didn’t Know About

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Hey there, lawn lovers! Ready to kick doveweed to the curb and reclaim your green space?

As someone who’s battled with this pesky intruder firsthand (seriously, it’s like the Terminator of weeds), I know just how frustrating it can be. 

It’s no secret that doveweed is a sneaky annual weed that likes to play hide-and-seek in every lawn. It causes all sorts of chaos, especially when summer rolls around! And, if you want to hear some bonus info, here it goes: it’s also a speedy spreader!

I’m sorry, but even a casual encounter with your lawnmower can send it scattering like confetti! Forget about trying to pluck it out by hand, too – this weed laughs in the face of manual removal.

So, what’s a lawn-loving homeowner to do? 

Let me tell you a little secret! 

1. Refresh Your Moisturizing, Mowing, And Fertilizing Methods

First up, let’s talk moisture – doveweed thrives in wet environments, so be sure to give your lawn some breathing room between waterings. And while you’re at it, give your lawn some refreshment with aeration. 

Next stop is mowing the lawn – resist the urge to give your grass a buzz cut because too short can actually spread doveweed like wildfire, making your lawn drama even worse! 

A little fertilizer boost goes a long way – show your lawn some love with a healthy meal and it’ll thank you by growing strong and healthy, ready to fight off any type of intruder!  

So, let’s mow smart, fertilize right, and keep your lawn looking its best (all while giving doveweed the boot!). 

Also read: This Fast-spreading Disease Can Ruin Your Lawn In No Time!

2. If Nothing Works, Consider Using Herbicides  

When doveweed becomes the unruly guest in your yard, it’s time to bring out the big guns! 

Take action with pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides to prevent this pesky weed from taking over your lawn. 

One such herbicide is Specticle G, a secret weapon against doveweed invasion. With indaziflam as its star ingredient, this pre-emergent wonder swoops in to prevent doveweed from even thinking about germinating. Talk about nipping the problem in the bud!

But with these types of chemicals, timing is everything. Apply Specticle G during late spring, right before doveweed has a chance to rear its ugly head. Trust me, your lawn will thank you later!

When doveweed refuses to take the hint and makes itself at home in your lawn, it’s time to bring out Celsius WG, the ultimate post-emergence herbicide, to tackle those stubborn weeds head-on.

However, one round of application might not cut it. If doveweed keeps coming back for more, don’t sweat it – just give Celsius WG another shot after a couple of weeks. Persistence is key, my friend!

I won’t sugarcoat it: bidding farewell to doveweed is a marathon, not a sprint. It might take some time (perhaps two to three years) to show this pesky weed to the door, especially if it’s put down deep roots.

So, stay patient, stay persistent, moisturize, and fertilize! If you don’t have much luck with the natural methods, let Specticle G or Celsius WG be your trusty sidekick in the battle against doveweed! 

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