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Ask A Pro: Identification of Crabgrass and Dandelion w/ Recommendations

posted this on Mar 28, 2017

Spring is in full bloom so you may be hit with some surprises which creep up on your lawn: weeds! A customer recently had some eyesores emerge onto his lawn and needed help identifying them. Here's what he shared and our response:


Weed 1

Weed 1


weed 2

Weed 2


Our Response:


Pic 1
Option 1-Dithiopyr 2L will work great as a pre-em. You will need to make 3 applications a year. Each application should be made prior to the growing season. Control can take up to 1 year.
Option 2- Spot treat with Eraser. It will kill it very quickly (2 to 5 days). However, it was also kill the turf grass so after two weeks you will need to plant new sod in the area that died.
Pic 2
Spot treat with Top Shot. Be sure not to apply on shrubs or flowering plants.
These products are available on our website at solutionsstores.com.
Should you have further questions, please email or call me at 713-955-0932.



Sometimes it can be tough trying to identify a problem pest or weed on your own. They may be too small or so unique that you can't make it out. If you send us a picture of your problem pest or weed to identification@solutionsstores.com, we will reply back to you with the proper identification of your issue and give you suggestions and recommendations on the best method of control. Keep this in mind next time you encounter an issue, we're glad to help.


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