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351 Radnor Road
Delaware, OH, 43015
United States

740-369-0972

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The Organic Weed Guide


BITTERCRESS (winter annual)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying fall pre-emergent
    • optimal weather conditions (warm/wet fall-winter)
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent treatment (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • re-seed to fill-in thin/bare areas
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • winter annual which will die in the spring with warmer soil temperatures

 

CANADIAN THISTLE (perennial)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent treatment (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • dig up and reseed

 

CHICKWEED (winter annual)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent treatment (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT

 

CLOVER (perennial)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • low soil nitrogen
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program (DDG - natural weed management)
    • regular fertilization to add nitrogen
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT

 

CRABGRASS (summer annual)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
    • bagging grass clippings,which help prevent new weed seed germination
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent treatment (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
    • not bagging grass clippings
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • summer annual will die with fall frosts

 

CREEPING CHARLIE/GROUND IVY (perennial)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent treatment (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • Rake up this weed using a metal rake. Creeping Charlie spreads using runners, so raking it up several times throughout the growing season will help keep it from spreading. 

 

DANDELION (perennial)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • compacted soil
    • low soil calcium
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • lawn aeration
    • adding calcium as a soil amendment
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT

 

MEDIC (summer annual)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • low soil nitrogen
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • regular fertilization to add nitrogen
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • summer annual weed that will die with fall frosts

 

NIMBLEWILL & GRASSY WEEDS (perennial)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • dig up and reseed

 

PLANTAIN (perennial)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • compacted soil
    • low soil fertility
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • lawn aeration
    • regular fertilization
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • dig up and reseed

 

PURSLANE (summer annual)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher 
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • summer annual that will die with fall frosts

 

SPURGE (summer annual)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass.
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • summer annual that will die with fall frosts

 

WILD VIOLET (perennial)

  • CAUSE
    • not applying pre-emergent
    • thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing too short
  • PREVENTION
    • Premium Organic Program provides pre-emergent (DDG) twice a year to prevent new weed seed germination.
    • overseed to fill-in thin/bare areas of grass
    • mowing higher
  • ORGANIC TREATMENT
    • dig up and reseed