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Q.Zoysia Uncared for and Now Weedy

Anonymous added on April 10, 2014 | Answered

Our zoysia was beautiful, thick, and the best looking grass/front yard in the neighborhood. When our son was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), the vegetable garden, my flower beds, the zoysia went uncared for – nothing else was thought of or cared about. My son is in Heaven now. It has been several years that the zoysia was completely ignored. Is it too late to eventually get that beautiful zoysia grass again without having to buy it? (Can’t afford to do that anyway) Do you have any suggestions as to how to get rid of every weed known to mankind, and to make the zoysia strong and thick again?

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Answered on April 10, 2014

First, I am sorry for your loss. I would have the soil tested to see what nutrients the soil may need and the pH. That being said, a weed and feed fertilizer will help reduce the weeds and give the lawn a good head start. This article will help: https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=G6706#Maintaining Spot treating with Round-up will help with the weeds. Alternatively, you could try spot treating with natural weed killers, such as vinegar. The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/tips-for-improving-the-lawn-and-reducing-maintenance.htm

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