How to Mix Chickweed Killer

Overview

Chickweed is a common weed found on many lawns. Chickweed is made up of five leaves and a tiny white flower. It is also hairy. If you want to get rid of the chickweed on your property, use an herbicide. Mix this herbicide thoroughly with water before spraying it on your lawn. The proper dose is required to effectively kill the chickweed.

Step 1

Put on a pair of plastic gloves before you begin to mix your chickweed herbicide. Herbicides irritate skin.

Step 2

Read the directions on the particular chickweed herbicide you choose to use. Make sure that the herbicide specifically lists that it kills chickweed. Many plain herbicides that cover a broad variety of weeds do not successfully get rid of chickweed.

Step 3

Place the designated amount of chickweed herbicide in a backpack sprayer. For example, Scott's Ortho Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawns requires you to use 1 oz. of herbicide for every 200 square feet that you need to cover.

Step 4

Add the listed amount of water to the backpack sprayer. For example, Scott's Ortho Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawns requires 1 gallon of water for every ounce of herbicide.

Step 5

Place the lid on your backpack sprayer and shake it for 30 seconds. This will adequately mix the two ingredients together.

Step 6

Spray over your chickweed.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you are allergic to chickweed, wear a mask when you apply the herbicide.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic gloves
  • Chickweed herbicide
  • Water
  • Backpack sprayer

References

  • Scotts: Weeds in Lawns
  • Scotts: Ortho Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawns
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