Posts Tagged ‘seeding’

Fountain Grass – Overwintering

Q: I planted purple fountain grass this year. Will it come back next year? A: Purple fountain grass is a perennial in south Florida but it doesn’t have a chance of surviving an Atlanta winter outdoors. That is actually a...

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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...

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Moss – Control

Q: I am having a problem with my fescue lawn. I bought the house about a year ago and have since applied many bags of lime (about fifteen for 4,000 sq. ft.) and fertilizer. It appears now that there is...

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Rodent – Control Outdoors

Q: Do you know of any Internet sites that discuss control of rodents in the yard? A: The key to controlling outdoor rodents like rats, squirrels and chipmunks is to understand carrying capacity and seasonality. Every landscape has the capacity...

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Mondo Grass – Care

Q: I have a question about dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’). I planted it last year as a groundcover around foundation plants in the hope that someday I wouldn’t have to buy pine straw. It is filling in slowly...

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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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Shady Yard – What to Do

Q: We have a company that maintains our yard for weeds and fertilizer. They aerated and put down fescue last fall. It looked GREAT from about November until about the middle of June....

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Grass Seed – Patch Perfect

Q: First, What is your opinion of Patch Perfect grass seed? Second, does the seed work in Georgia clay? And last, is it worth my time and money? A: I don’t believe the grasses it contains will work well here....

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St. Augustine Grass Seed – Where to Buy

Q: Please tell me where I can buy St. Augustine grass seeds. Our lawn has some now and we like it a lot, but we’re having trouble finding seeds. A: You can’t buy St. Augustinegrass seed. The plant is very...

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Patch Perfect – No Miracle Grass

Q: We have tried several times to have grass in our front yard (40 feet x 20 feet) with no success. The area is under a huge red oak tree. What light does make it through is dappled at best....

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Shadow Turf, Turffalo – For Lawn

Q: Do you know anything about Turffalo Shadow Grass? We have a lot of shade trees and limited success with centipedegrass and St. Augustinegrass. What is your opinion of this grass? A: Shadow Turf is a named variety of one...

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Mulch – Lawn Clippings

Q: Is it okay to use green grass clippings as mulch for my vegetable garden? Does the decomposing grass harm the plants? Does it introduce weed seeds? A: As long as you do not use weed killer chemicals on the...

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Blackberry Lily – Identification

Q: I have a beautiful orchid-like flower growing wild in my horse pasture. I’d love any info on when, where and how to move it so I can enjoy it without hiking to the back of my property to see...

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Freeze Damage – Fountain Grass

Q: Last year I planted purple fountain grass. They all did great. I cut them back in November. So far this year they are doing nothing. I have been told they will not come back until late June. Is this...

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Grass Clippings – Mulch for Vegetable garden

Q: Is it OK to use green grass clippings as mulch for my vegetable garden? Does the decomposing grass harm the plants? Does it introduce weed seeds? A: As long as you do not use weed killer chemicals on the...

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Horsenettle – Identification

Q: This weed grows in a semi-shaded, wooded area in my backyard, reaching 12 inches or more in height. The root system forms a rather shallow mat off the main tap root. It has pale purple flowers. The fruit is...

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Prometon – Safe Use

Q: I needed to transplant plant some azaleas to a spot where Bermuda grass was growing. I went to a garden center and purchased a product that promised to kill all weeds. The active ingredient was prometon. A friend says...

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