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Step #2 of Uncle’s Idiot Proof Lawn Care Program. Use Weed and Feed in early spring to control broadleaf weeds. Apply over damp leaf on a day above 65 ° and dandelions will curl up and die. In fall, broadleaf weeds are actively storing food or energy for dormant winter survival. An application of Loveland Weed and Feed in October or November will kill broadleaf weeds down to the roots.

Spreader settings shown here are approximate for new equipment. Your spreader may need calibration, due to differences in terrain, walking speed, an equipment condition. Calibrate your spreader before use to ensure the correct application rate. Can’t find your spreader on the bag? Call 1-800-922-4100

Apply with a broadcast spreader over a wet or damp lawn when no rain or mowing is expected for 48 hours.


Professional strength herbicide will control most common broadleaf weeds. Slow release nitrogen and potash contained in Weed and Feed help grass plants to fill in bare spots left behind. Granular Weed and Feed works best on larger leaf weeds. Larger pellet size for better particle distribution. The bigger the weed leaf, the easier the target. 40# NPK 12-0-4

Loveland Weed and Feed is available in 10,000 sq/ft, and 15,000 sq/ft bags to help you get full coverage.

Step 2 – Loveland Weed and Feed is the best broadleaf weed killer for grass lawn s . Kill s broadleaf weeds including dandelions, plantain, buckthorn , curled dock, thistle and more. Weed and Feed c ontains professional strength broadleaf weed control with slow release fertilizer.

Minimum 30 days between applications. Retreatment may be needed if heavily overrun with weeds.

First, you need to choose the right type of seed for your lawn. That will depend on the region you live in—one that needs cool-season grasses, warm-season grasses, or a transition zone that allows more flexibility. After you determine which category you need, you can select specific grasses that may have attributes you’re after, like heat- or drought-resistance.

How soon you can plant seed depends on the type of weed treatment you choose. Pre-emergent herbicides will prevent grass seeds from growing just as much as weed seeds, so it would be no good to sow seeds immediately after.

If you only have a few pesky weeds punctuating your lawn, you may be able to dig them up by hand—paying careful attention to make sure you get them roots and all. But if your lawn is overrun with weeds, you may need to start from scratch. Here’s our how-to guide on restoring a lawn full of weeds.

Step 6: Dethatch and Aerate

Read our handy guide on how to restore a weedy, patchy lawn to its former glory.

Weeds come in multiple categories, either broadleaf, grass-like, or grassy.

Next, it’s time to select the proper weed treatment based on both weed classification and the stage in their life cycle. Pre-emergent herbicides tackle weed issues before they spring up. Post-emergent herbicides target established weeds.

Aerating your lawn can help break up thatch, the layer of decomposing organic matter between your lawn’s soil and grass blades. Thatch can be beneficial, since it can make your lawn more resilient and provide insulation from extreme temperatures and changes in soil moisture. But if it gets over a half-inch in thickness, it can cause root damage, including root rot.