Posts Tagged ‘weed control’

UGA Weed Control Publications

Dr. Mark Czarnota is the Weed Wizard for weeds in ornamentals. These publications may help in situations you are faced with: Weed Control in Greenhouses Weed Control: Control Crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) in Ornamentals Weed Control: Controlling Florida Betony in the Landscape Weed...

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Soil- Solarization

Q: I want to sterilize a 100′ x 50′ soil area to plant wildflowers. The spot is now covered with coastal bermudagrass. I’d like to use a plastic covering on the ground to kill unwanted plants.Will this sterilize the soil?...

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Hairy Bittercress – Identification

Q: I can’t seem to identify this weed and its properties. I have it in centipedegrass even though I put down fall and spring pre-emergent. How do I go about treating it? A: It’s hairy bittercress. I’m surprised you got...

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Asparagus – Harvesting and Weeding

Q: My husband has a very large asparagus patch. The weeds get in there and are difficult to eradicate. Is there a weed killer that would not hurt the asparagus? A: According to the Ohio Extension Service, harvesting and weed...

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Weed and Feed Products – Not Recommended

Q: In your series of newspaper articles about weed control, I didn’t see anything about weed and feed products. Why not? A: Despite the assurance on their labels that weed and feed products are an improvement in lawn maintenance, I...

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Fish Ponds – Managing

Q: I purchased a house with a 2 acre lake. What do I need to know about managing it and keeping weeds out? A: The first thing to determine is the nutrient quality of the water in your lake. You...

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Lawn Care – Organic vs. Chemical

Q: How bad are chemicals for your lawn? Can I use both organic and chemical lawn treatments? Are all these good-looking lawns on drugs? When you stop treatment will they die? A: Remember – a vigorously growing lawn grass is...

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Water Hyacinth – Control

Q: Can you tell me what this plant is and any way to control it. It has begun taking over the river backwater on our farm in south Georgia. A: It’s water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes. Depending on the size of...

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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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Morning Glory- Control

Q: I’m swamped with morning glory. With the rain a week ago, these things are sprouting like crazy! I pull them before they flower and make seed, so where are they coming from? A: I spent my childhood hoeing morning...

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Bulk corn gluten – Purchase

Q: Where can I buy bulk corn gluten meal? I want to do an organic care program on my 5000 square foot lawn. A: Hastings Garden Center in Brookhaven has small bags of the meal but you can also order...

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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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Weed Killer – Vinegar Instead of Roundup

Q: You always recommend the popular brand name weed killers but these are expensive to use. Vinegar will kill weeds and is only $2.00 a gallon. Is there some reason it should not be used? A: I sometimes recommend brand...

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Bulk corn meal – Purchase

Q: Where can I buy bulk corn gluten meal? I want to do an organic care program on my 5000 square foot lawn. A: Hastings Garden Center in Brookhaven has small bags of the meal but you can also order...

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Weed killers – Vinegar

Q: You always recommend the popular brand name weed killers but these are expensive to use. Vinegar will kill weeds and is only $2.00 a gallon. Is there some reason it should not be used? A: I sometimes recommend brand...

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Zoysia Sod – When to Fertilize

Q: How soon after planting zoysia sod should it be fertilized? A: Feed new zoysia sod once it starts growing vigorously, typically after you’ve had to mow it once. I recommend two half-strength applications a month apart. Do not apply...

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