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Henbit, Deadnettle – Identification and Control

Q: I thought this was henbit but the leaves are furry purple/magenta besides being green. Do you know what this sort of invasive plant is? A: It’s purple deadnettle, which has a similar appearance to henbit. Both broadleafed weeds sprout in October and become rampant in early spring. The best treatment in winter and spring is...

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Henbit – Applying Weedkiller in Fescue

Q: In early October I completely killed my front lawn and reseeded. The grass is coming in great. However, along with the grass, I have a lot of what looks like henbit weed coming in. How long should I wait before applying broadleaf weedkiller? A: My rule of thumb is to wait at least until...

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Cool Season Weed

This plant looks similar to Verbena. The Verbena I find and that I grow as a flower has a much longer leaf. This covers my vegetable garden in the winter and it grows in my lawn. I would like to know how to control...

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Pre-emergent – Failure

Q: I have a bermudagrass lawn, about two and one-half years old. I put down pre-emergent in the fall and even used the weed killer hose spray for weeds. I had the lawn aerated also. Presently, I have numerous henbit weeds all over. My next door neighbor does not have a one. I have recently...

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Chickweed – In Centipedegrass

Q: Can you please tell me what these weeds are and how to kill them? Around the first of March I put 50 lbs of “weed and feed” on my centipede lawn and now it seems all I have is the weeds. A: The weed identification is easy: the plant with little white flowers is...

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Centipede Grass – Pre-Emergence

Q: I cannot find pre-emergence for centipedegrass at the local garden stores. What ingredient do I search for to use on my lawn? A: I think most, if not all, pre-emergent herbicides are labeled for use on centipedegrass. The window of opportunity to prevent winter weeds is almost closed for this season but you can...

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Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua) – Control

Q: How do I control annual bluegrass? A: The annual nature of this weed supplies its most noxious habit: it re-seeds itself prolifically! Annual bluegrass is outwardly attractive in the winter but just wait until spring! The thick mat of bluegrass chokes out the better turf underneath. The old-timers call this one “po anner” due...

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Pre-emergent – When To Apply

Many garden tasks can be done almost any time. I’ve transplanted shrubs in July and in December and had success. I fertilize my St. Augustine lawn three times a year but I don’t do it on exact, specific dates. On the other hand, there are two tasks that must be done before a specific date...

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Lawn – Timing Pre-emergent Herbicide

One of the sourest phrases that can be directed at a child or adult is “I told you so!” Whether you touch a hot match, leave tools out in the rain or lift cinder blocks all afternoon, someone is usually ready to exclaim “I told you so!” when you complain about the experience. In my...

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St Augustine – Weed Control

BASIC INFORMATION: General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific information on lawn...

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Lawn – Weed Control Basics

BASIC INFORMATION: Weed Identification Pictures General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific...

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Why I Weed By Hand

(written in 1993) Those warm days around the first of March nearly killed me! I raked leaves, mowed the lawn, dug a carrot bed, pruned figs, sprayed weed killer, spread fertilizer and planted raspberries – all in one weekend! Those chores were work. They had to be done – but most of the effects of...

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Zoysia – Weeds

BASIC INFORMATION General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific information on lawn...

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Help with identifying these plants!

Help with identifying these plants! Is the second one a kind of honeysuckle? What kind? Is the third one a rose? What...

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Cute ground cover

I’d to buy this colorful always blooming plant; I just don’t know what it’s...

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Centipede – Weeds

BASIC INFORMATION: General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific information on lawn...

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Weed? Herb? Medicinal?

These are growing all over my lawn. I mow them, but they always return. Are they...

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Fescue – Weeds

Because fescue tends to thin out in summer, it can become overgrown with weeds in a few years. Mowing fescue too low is an excellent way to invite weeds to grow! Weed control occurs in two ways: by preventing the weed seed from germinating each year and by killing weeds that already exist. BASIC INFORMATION...

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Bermuda – Weed Control

BASIC INFORMATION: Weed Identification Pictures General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific...

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