How to Kill Lawn Weeds and Fix Ugly Lawn

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How to Kill Lawn Weeds and Fix Ugly Lawn

Doc treats the ugly lawn full of weeds and applies everything the lawn needs to become a healthy Bermuda lawn within a month or two.  A step by step guide to applying lawn treatments to an ugly lawn for treating weeds, bugs, and feeding the lawn with fertilizer.

Notes / TIPS:

This can be applied to fescue, Bermuda, KBG and Zoysia lawns.  NOT centipede.
Read the label for application rates DO NOT rely on the video.

Make sure your lawn is cut normal height, not scalped.  You want weed foliage present when applied.  Make sure there is NO RAIN coming for at least 12 hours. This treatment works best when temps are in the 80s and it’s sunny out for 2-3 days.  However, we HAVE done this while temps are in the 90s without any severe issues. This can be applied to fescue, Bermuda, KBG and Zoysia lawns.  NOT centipede.  Read the label for application rates DO NOT rely on the video.

Do NOT do this treatment to newly seeded or newly sodded lawns. 
New seed and sod needs to LEFT ALONE the first year.  In the SECOND SEASON you can attack it.

WARNING: Your Bermuda lawn may show some STRESS or yellowing. But the treatment will not KILL the Bermuda. We have found that it’s best to hit the weeds fairly hard and then BRING BACK the Bermuda.

STEP #1: Doc applied the granular pre-emergent, DOUBLE KILL granular for bugs, PGF Complete, and HUMICHAR with the spreader while there was dew on the grass.

STEP #2: Doc applied the Q4 weed killer below at a rate of 2.6 ounces per 1000 sq ft.  1/2 of this application was done via a hose end spray bottle and the other 1/2 was done an hour later via a backpack sprayer.  He also added green dye and a surfactant as well.

TIPS:  There are 8 ounces in a CUP.  It’s easier to use a measuring cup to avoid confusion.  Example:  If your lawn is 10,000 sq ft you have TEN 1000 sq ft areas.  So 10 times 2.6 = 26 ounces for the ENTIRE lawn.  26 ounces divided by 8 ounces (in a cup) = 3.25 cups of the treatment.

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Lawn Pre Emergent granular for lawns.

Sold in 18 lb bags it will STOP WEEDS before they begin.  Apply in the fall and very early spring.  Apply at the heavy rate and make sure you get TOTAL coverage for best results.  Price INCLUDES shipping costs.

GGR Lawn Growth Regulator

The granular growth regulator will reduce the UPWARD growth of your lawn and reduce the amount of cutting required.  A must have once your lawn is healthy and great when going on vacations.  Will not impact side growth or root development.

ggr lawn growth regulator

HUMICHAR… humic acid and biochar.

A 50/50 mix of humic acid and biochar made specifically for lawn care. CONTAINS NO NUTRIENTS and can be applied at anytime, as often as you want, and with any other product the same day. Price INCLUDES shipping.

PGF Complete lawn fertilizer

Sold in 18 and 40 lb bags. Great for all lawns warm and cool season. PGF will help get that thick green lawn.PGF Complete is the PERFECT fertilizer for spring, summer, and fall lawns.  Great on new lawns, and new turf. Can be applied every 3-4 weeks during the growing season.  PGF Complete is very mild and needs to be applied more often than other brands.


Super Juice is a spray supplement that can be used on ANY type of lawn. Supplements help with the healthy green lawn all year long.

The Insect DOUBLE KILL Granular

Will kill grubs and army worms in your lawn along with 100s of other invasive bugs and pests.  Apply when there is a dew on the lawn and then lightly water in.  For GRUBS… water in heavy or allow rains to move it deep where they live. 


Lawn Spray Bottles – Do not pay more than $19 for the set of two.

Do not pay more than $19 and do NOT buy the 30:1 ratio bottles. Buy only the 20:1 ration bottles.
They should be back in stock around Sept 5th.

Back Pack Sprayer Doc Uses

Free Bermuda Lawn Guide.

Click the book to see the free Bermuda lawn guide.

Reel Mower Product Links

Reel Mower Special for Doc’s Viewers


Order ONLINE ONLY via the link below.  (DO NOT CALL THEM)  The point is to REDUCE customer service and personnel requirements during this time.  When checking out, write “free grass catcher per Doc” in the notes / memo.

Doc STRONGLY recommends the 25″ GR series (not the greens keeper) This unit is more “inline” with the average homeowner.  From the factory, it will cut between 3/4″ and 1.5″ tall.  Also, he STRONGLY recommends the 25″ model.  Most that buy any reel mower below this width end up wishing that they had gone wider in time.  It produces a better cut and is better with uneven areas in the lawn.

The link below will take you directly to the 25″ model Doc suggest.

PRICING and Order Time NOTES: 

The unit linked is roughly $1890 + roughly $200 freight (included in TOTAL price) plus front grooved roller (Included) and grass catcher (included). That total is about $2099.

Shipping times vary and are roughly 1-3 weeks due to COVID delays.

If that is too long for you… please don’t order.

Broad Spectrum Weed Killing Spray

The below  kills a broad spectrum of weeds. Available in various sizes. Can be used on KGB, Fescue, Perennial Rye, Bermuda and Zoysia Lawns  

Good Lawn Spreader for the Money

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