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Thrives in sun and shade

That being said, some grass species (such as fescue and ryegrass) can grow in a variety of climates. Be sure to check the product description before purchasing grass seed to confirm it can grow where you live.

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When it comes to versatility, Scotts Turf Builder is tough to beat. As its name suggests, the Sun & Shade Mix thrives in scorching sunlight or densely shaded conditions. The fine-bladed grass can even hold up in droughts and cold winters.

Suited for Midwestern lawns

Thrives in sun and shade

Thrives in sun and partial shade

If the weeds in your garden are proving too big and tough for traditional weed killers, Vitax SBK’s Brushwood Killer Tough Weedkiller is the one to pick. This heavy-duty option targets brambles, nettles, dock, woody weeds, hardwood saplings and tree stumps. And despite the enhanced strength of this weed killer, it won’t kill grass, meaning you can rid your garden of heavy weed threats without endangering your lawn.

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Residual weed killers: These weed killers target the soil and kill weeds as they’re absorbed through the roots. They’re effective and long-lasting, but their awesome power comes at a price, hanging around in your garden and affecting the soil quality and future plant growth.

Weedol 1 litre Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate Liquid

Key specs – Type: Contact/non-selective; Volume: 3l; Deployment method: Pump and spray; Visible results in: 3 hours

Check the instructions. If you’re using a ready-made spray you can put on some gloves and get to work, and, if it’s a concentrate, pour it into a watering can or sprayer and dilute your mixture as directed on the bottle.

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Check the forecast to avoid a downpour washing your weed killer away, or high winds that might blow the mixture back in your face. It’s also worth applying weed killer in the morning, as this gives the unwanted plants plenty of time to absorb the solution, and get busy dying.