Step 2 weed & feed

Old 05-13-23, 03:58 PM
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Step 2 weed & feed

I want to put step 2 on. Directions say to wait 1 or 2 days after mowing to apply and apply with a dew on the lawn. I am going to mow this evening and the best time for me to apply with a dew on the grass would be tomorrow morning, about 14 hours from now. What are the consequences of not waiting 1 or 2 days? I go to work in the mornings so I would have to wait another week to get the opportunity to do it, weather permitting.
Old 05-13-23, 05:38 PM
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If you didn't cut the grass very short, you should be ok. The weed killer works by sticking to the weed leaves. Waiting a couple of days after mowing helps make sure enough weed leave/stem is exposed for the herbicide to be effective. The dew helps the herbicide stick.

You can always just lightly water the lawn before applying the herbicide if natural dew isn't present.

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