Weed'n'feed FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about Yates Weed‘n’Feed Hose-ons

Does Yates Weed’n’Feed work?

All pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are regulated by the New Zealand EPA, Enviromental Protection Authority or ACVM. Agricultural Compounds and Vetinary Medicines. During the product registration process, companies are required to prove their products are effective through extensive trial work.


Are Yates Weed’n’Feed hose ons the only solution for my lawn?

Not always, that’s why Yates have a range of lawn weed control options. Depending on your weed types, number of weeds and lawn health it may be best to select one of the many other lawn options available. Either use our key below or contact one of the qualified Horticulturists for expert advice at www.yates.co.nz.


Will Yates Weed’n’Feed kill my lawn?

Yates Weed’n’Feed combines two herbicides which selectively target broadleaf weeds. The product will not harm your lawn if the directions for use are followed. For example, applying the product over the correct area and ensuring the lawn is not moisture stressed. It is important to check the variety of lawn that you have and ensure that it is suitable for use on that variety. If unsure, contact one of the qualified Horticulturists for expert advice at www.yates.co.nz.


Is it safe to use Yates Weed’n’Feed on all lawns?

Yates Weed ‘n’ Feed is safe on most lawns such as Fescue types, Brown Top, Perenial Rye but it is not safe on Dichondra or Kikuyu.


I have a small lawn Yates Weed n Feed Hose On 2L has a coverage area of 130m2 and is too much for my small lawn, is there a convienant smaller pack?

Yes, for smaller townhouse sized lawns checkout Yates Weed n Feed Concentrate 1L, it is specifically designed for smaller lawn areas using a watering can or garden sprayer.


Is Yates Weed’n’Feed safe to use around pets and children?

It is best to keep pets and children out of the area until the spray has dried. Applying on a day when weather conditions favour drying can reduce this time off your lawn.


I have a few smaller weeds in my lawn, is Yates Weed’n’Feed the best option?

Yates Weed’n’Feed is an easy to apply solution to treat a large range of weeds over a medium area quickly. If you have a large lawn or a small number of weeds, use one of Yates’ concentrated lawn weedkillers, dilute in water and apply using a sprayer or Lawn Boy. Alternatively use a spot spray ready to use lawn weedkiller like Yates Turfix Gun.


Does Yates Weed’n’Feed contain fertiliser?

Yes, Yates Weed’n’Feed does contain the nutrients, nitrogen and iron, which encourages healthy green lawn growth. Yates also provide both hose-on and granular Lawn fertilisers for longer term controlled release feeding of your lawn.


What if I get Yates Weed’n’Feed on my garden plants?

It’s important not to allow the spray to contact wanted garden plants.Tip; Apply from the Outside In NOT Inside Out. If the spray accidentally gets onto garden plants, immediately wash off with a hose to help reduce potential damage. Spraying on a day with low wind well help in reducing this. If you think it will be difficult to achieve this, you can dilute the product into water and apply through a watering can or Lawn Boy as described on the label.


The Yates Weed’n’Feed product isn’t sucking up?

There can be a huge variance in water pressures throughout New Zealand, some people will require their tap to be fully open while others only half way. If your product isn’t sucking at all, check that the dip tube is still firmly attached to the base of the lid. If you do have continued issues our team are available to assist with troubleshooting . Please contact one of the qualified Horticulturists for expert advice at www.yates.co.nz.


I can’t see my weeds dying. Should I reapply?

Weeds will die slowly and it may take up to 3 weeks before effects appear.  Over applying can damage the turf. If you have applied at the correct rate you will need to wait and monitor. If you still believe it hasn’t worked properly contact our Horticulturists at www.yates.co.nz who can assist you with troubleshooting.


How much of yates Weed’n’Feed do I need to apply?

This will vary lawn to lawn. How much you need to apply is based on the size of your lawn. The best way of measuring your lawn is using a program such as Google Earth or using a measuring tape or simply Step it out; Length X Width = Square Area . Example 5M X10M =50 M2 Yates Weed’n’Feed packs will indicate how many square metres of lawn the product should be applied over. For best results it is very important to apply the right amount of product over the right area of lawn.


I don’t like to spray, can I use a granular product?

Yes, Yates also have granular weedkillers such as Yates Weed’n’Feed granular. They’re applied by hand and work via burning the leaves of the weeds. The bag label provides instructions on how and how much to apply . The granular product is left on the leaf for 3 days while it burns the weeds. This can be a hazard for pets and kids during this time, so Yates recommends using the hose ons if you have kids and pets.


Can I mow my lawn before or after application of Yates Weed’n’Feed?

We recommend not to mow your lawn for 7 days before or after applying Yates Weed’n’Feed.


Can I apply if my lawn is under stress?

Applying any product to a lawn under stress can cause damage to the lawn. Lawn stress can occur in several ways. The majority of stress is due to a lack of water or soils that are not absorbing the water. If you live in an area where it has been dry or you have not watered the lawn regularly, it is best to wait until you have a green lawn and active growth ie plenty of clippings in the catcher after mowing. For further details, contact our team of qualified Horticulturists for expert advice at www.yates.co.nz


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