Posts Tagged ‘pre-emergent’

Juniper – Weed Control

Q: I am trying to control weeds and zoysiagrass in ‘Blue Rug’ juniper. What should I use? A: A quick answer is that you can simply dig them out but you’d better wear leather gloves and long pants if you...

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Sandbur (Sandspur) – Control

Q: Is there a weed killer that I can spray onto centipedegrass to kill sand spurs? A: Few things take the pleasure out of walking barefoot across a lawn like stepping on a sandbur. The plant is an annual grass...

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Mulberry Weed – Control

Q: Last year a weed appeared in my yard. I tried to keep it weeded and this year I put out Preen. None of the above did any good. It has come back with a vengeance. It is in my...

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Crabgrass – Control in Bahia

Q: I have a new lawn of bahia grass and it is now full of crabgrass. Is there any products I can use to kill this off. I have been pulling by hand and reseeding but I am loosing the...

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Chickweed – Identification

Q: Recently, a pretty little groundcover has sprung up among my bulbs and I can’t identify it. It’s low-growing (about 3-4″ at its highest), with spade-shaped leaves about 1/2″ long and tiny white flowers about 1/8″ in diameter. It seems...

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Burnweed – Identification

Q: I have tried through every source that I know to identify this weed. I have been told that is germinates in the thatch of lawns and mulch and is not controlled by pre-emergent. Please give me the name and...

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Crabgrass – Pre-emergent

Q: We own a home on St. Simons Island. A lawn service there takes care of our St. Augustinegrass lawn. Last summer we noticed that our lawn was full of crabgrass. When I questioned them about using a pre-emergent I...

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Pre-emergent – Liquid

Q: Most professional lawn care services in my neighborhood do a good job preventing weeds by spraying the lawn. My service used a granular product and they didn’t have good success. I want to manage my own yard but I’m...

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Groundcover Beds- Sprouting

Q: I have a problem with acorns dropping in my groundcover beds. Would a pre-emergent inhibit their sprouting in spring? We spend soooo much time on our hands and knees pulling oak “babies”. A: Weed expert Dr. Mark Czarnota says...

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Aerate – Before or After Pre-emergent Application

Q: I was told by a garden center person that if I aerate after applying a pre-emergent it would be less effective. Is that true? A: One research source says that aerating does not lower the effectiveness of a pre-emergent...

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Crabgrass- Prevention

Q: My have annual bluegrass in my fescue lawn. I know this weed can be prevented by applying a pre-emergent in fall. The problem with this is that I have to overseed fescue in September to correct dead spots. A...

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Pine Straw- Pre-emergent

Q: Is it appropriate to apply a pre-emergent to pine straw beds to control winter and summer weeds? A: I suppose you could do it, but why? Pre-emergent chemicals must be dissolved into a layer of soil in order to...

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Pre-emerge – Bluegrass

Q: Can I still put out a pre-emerge to control annual bluegrass in a bermudagrass lawn? If so what type? A: I anticipate a big resurgence of lawn weeds this spring and summer due to the stress from the drought...

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Prostrate Spurge – Identification

Q: I have a plant in my lawn that spreads out like a mat in August and September. What can I do to control it? A: You have prostrate spurge. It is classified as a summer broadleaf annual. That means...

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Annual Bluegrass – Perennial Type

Q: I am trying in vain trying to control annual bluegrass. I put down pre-emergent four times this fall. There is noticeably less than last year, but still plenty of it. Could we have a species that survives the summers...

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Tomato – Growing From Seed

Q: Can you give me a quick 1-2-3 on how to start my tomatoes indoors in spring? A: I can find no better resource than a summary of the process from the experts at GardenWeb #1 Get Fresh Seeds For...

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Zoysia Lawn Care

Q: I have a large zoysia lawn. I’m looking for the best type of pre-emerge to put down now. Is 5-10-15 the way to go? A: I am totally against fertilizing zoysia, bermuda, centipede or St. Augustine lawns when they...

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Pre-Emergent – Date to Apply

Q: You recommend that, in Atlanta, gardeners should apply pre-emergent on March 1 to prevent crabgrass. What date you recommend in Americus? A: It all depends on soil warmth. Cranbgrass germinates when soil temperatures are 50 degrees and rising. In...

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