How to Apply Weed & Feed


Weed & Feed is a product that performs two functions. It is an herbicide that kills unwanted weeds in your yard and it is also a fertilizer that adds nutrients into your soil to promote healthy grass growth. You can find Weed & Feed at any home improvement store or garden center. It is manufactured by PBI/Gordon and contains 15 percent nitrogen with its active ingredient being 2,4-D.

Step 1

Prepare your lawn for the Weed & Feed by mowing it a day in advance. Also make sure you have not watered your lawn for at least 24 hours before you are ready to use your Weed & Feed.

Step 2

Pour 1 cup Weed & Feed into your garden sprayer. This measurement is enough to cover 2,000 square feet of space.

Step 3

Add 1 1/2 gallons water to the garden sprayer. Remember your Weed & Feed is a concentrate, which means it must be diluted.

Step 4

Shake the garden sprayer so that the two ingredients combine and begin spraying the Weed & Feed across your lawn. It is best to move from north to south or west to east so that you do not miss any spots.

Step 5

Wait until the Weed & Feed has dried before you allow your pets and small children to play on the lawn.

Tips and Warnings

  • Weed & Feed is hazardous to pets and humans. Use it with caution and store it up high.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup Weed & Feed
  • 1 1/2 gallons water
  • Garden sprayer


  • PBI/Gordon: Liquid Weed & Feed Product Label
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