Why is This Lawn Patchy?
Ask This Old House landscaper Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada share some tips for killing weeds without hurting the lawn
- Roger shares that the homeowner’s yard was patchy because she used a non-selective herbicide to treat for weeds in her lawn.
- Read labels carefully to ensure the proper weed killer is being used. On a lawn, a selective herbicide should be used. On sidewalks and walkways, a non-selective herbicide can be used.
- If there is a concern about the harsh nature of these chemicals, there are organic herbicides available that work pretty effectively.
Roger and Jenn warned viewers to read the labeling on weed killers very carefully to make sure the correct product is being purchased, since they look very similar. They discussed both Roundup Weed Killer and Roundup for Lawns, which are manufactured by RoundUp.
Roger also pointed out that he’s been a fan of using organic weed killers and mentioned Avenger Weed Killer, which kills everything including the grass, and PureDefense Weed Shield, which is a selective herbicide that is manufactured by Purely Organic Products and is available at The Home Depot.
Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Nawada Landscape Design.