Q: I laid centipede sod in mid-August and it’s doing great so far and has taken root. There are some weeds in the sod. When will it be OK to treat the sod for weeds? Do I need to wait until next year? Kimberly Cox, email
A: Centipede grass can be persnickety when herbicides are applied. Right now, my advice is to use a pre-mixed weed killer product with a pistol grip hand sprayer so you can aim accurately. Regularly spot-spraying weeds that have sprouted makes a huge difference in the amount of weed pressure you’ll face in the future. If you pay attention to mowing height, fertilizing and watering plus regular spot-spraying for weeds, you might never have to apply area-wide herbicide to your lawn.
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