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From: Jim Blakely
Monticello, IL
I've got 5 week old sod and I am seeing weeds sprout up through the seams of the grass. Should I go ahead and spray for weeds? What should I use?

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From: Douglas B. Gucker
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
DeWitt/Macon/Piatt Unit

I am sorry for the delay, but I am part-time and usually only work on Monday.

About your problem, new sod has very tender roots that we want to get well established before we use any herbicides on it. With that in mind, herbicides should not be used on new sod till at least October. (source-

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