Q: I have a section of lawn that is in really terrible shape. I would like to kill the existing weeds and grass and start over, but this lawn is part of a playground area, so I don’t want to use conventional weed killers--can you help?
A: Phydura is great for this type of situation. Choose a sunny day in fall or spring to spray and be careful that it does not drift onto humans, pets, or any plants you want to keep. Phydura will kill both grass and weeds, but will not harm humans or pets. It even smells good--like cloves!
For best results, you should apply Phydura again a few days later to make sure you've got everything. If you time it right, you can even spray once in late fall, let the remaining weeds and grass freeze over the winter, and then spray again in early spring.
Depending on how much dead plant matter there is, you may need to break it up or remove it before you go on. You should also fill in any low spots and improve your soil and fertilize before you plant again.
Select seed that is suited to the growing conditions where you are. Re-seed your lawn according to the directions on the bag of seed, and watch it grow!