Ornamental Grasses

How To Accelerate New Grass Growing Into Old Grass?

Q: Ten weeks ago I had bermuda sod installed in different places in my yard. I’d like to accelerate the new grass growing into the old grass by laying river sand down. Is it too late in year to do...

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Optimal Application Time To Apply Pendimethalin Next Year?

Q: Your recent article on stiltgrass recommended to use a pre-emergent. Can you give the optimal application time to apply pendimethalin next year?  A: Pendimethalin will control stiltgrass if it is applied before its seeds germinate in spring. Stiltgrass seed...

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Can I Do No Mow Fescue In Georgia?

Q: I’ve read about No Mow Fescue. My backyard is uneven and shaded and it sounds like fescue would be a suitable fit. But according to their online map, it’s not recommended in Georgia.  A: No Mow is a blend...

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Painting Lawn Green in Winter

Q: Can I use paint to make my bermuda lawn green in winter? A: It is possible…as long as you don’t set your expectations too high. There are several kinds of products used to color turf, including paints, pigments and...

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Weeds in New Fescue – Controlling

Q: I have new fescue seeds growing along with small weeds. I planted the fescue seeds in early Oct. Is there anything that I can treat the lawn with that will kill the weed and not the grass at this...

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Thoughts On Using Buffalo Grass In A Front Lawn?

Q: What do you think about using buffalo grass in a front lawn?  A: You can try buffalo grass in a small area but I think you’ll be disappointed. This native grass doesn’t compete very well with weeds and the...

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Pampas Grass

Pampas grass is striking in fall with its showy white seed heads. If not cut back each spring, though, it will look more like an overgrown haystack. Here are some tips: Q: When should I cut back my pampas grass...

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Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis Among the showiest and most beautiful of ornamental grasses, a clump of maiden grass grows to 7 feet by late summer. The top of a clump is wider than the bottom. The top may be 8 feet wide,...

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