scutch in lawn

Bernadette Conneely asked 11 years ago

As our lawn was full of scutch grass we sprayed the full lawn with weedfree 360 last September. Last week-end we raked off all the dead grass. Would we leave the lawn now until new growth appears and spray again? or what would you suggest.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Weedfree 360 contains glyphosate, like Roundup, and it will kill grass in one go if applied evenly.

The weed grass is unlikely to be scutch, more likely a creeping bent grass, but it amounts to the same.

If you want to be absolutely sure of a good kill, wait a few weeks and spray again.

Then you can over sow the dead sod, without digging or cultivating … as long as you are happy with the eveness of the level of the lawn area. If not, you have to level before re-sowing.

Waiting until seed grasses sprout before the second spraying will give a very clean seedbed for sowing the lawn seed.