Posts Tagged ‘weeds’

Pre-emergent – Apply During a Warm Winter

Q: When the weather is unseasonably warm (60’s and 70’s) in January, should I put out a pre-emergent to prevent spring and summer weeds? A: Good question. Here’s what my UGA weed control specialists say: From Dr. Tim Murphy: “Yes...

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Smilax – Soak in Herbicide

Q: I have an evil force at work under my yard. There is a network of sticker vines which grow along a seemingly endless root system. I went on a rampage several years ago and tried to dig up the...

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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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Vegetables – Depth of Roots

Q: How deep do roots go into the ground for tomatoes in a home garden? If not very deep, then do I need to waste time and gas tilling the entire space? A: Depth is not the problem – it’s...

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Wild Onions – Control in Horse Pasture

Q: How should I deal with wild onions in a horse pasture? I have been digging them up slowly but if there is an alternative I would sure appreciate knowing about it. A: According to weed expert Tim Murphy: “There...

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Roundup Damage – On Lawn

Q: We would like to know what this disease is in our Meyer’s zoysiagrass and what we should do to get rid of the problem. We have a chemical lawn service but they have not cured it. We have two...

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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...

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Fescue – Growing In a Bermuda Lawn

Q: Okay, don’t laugh. I’m new to the world of lawn care. Since my lawn is composed of way too many different types of grasses (bermuda, fescue, centipede, zoysia…don’t ask) I’m not sure if the attachments are weeds or some...

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Vegetable Plants – Depth of Roots

Q: How deep do roots go into the ground for tomatoes and most other vegetables in the home garden? I am thinking not very deep and if so why do I need to waste time and gas tilling the entire...

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Dogwood – Damage to Young One

Q: My wife and I planted this pink dogwood on our wedding day in April. We call it our wedding tree and it is very special to us. Do you have any idea about what is happening to our poor...

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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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Roundup – Damage to Trees

Q: What do you know about recent findings that Roundup harms trees when sprayed under them to kill weeds? Is there a safe way to use Roundup near trees? A: I found the article you read and reviewed it. Use...

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Centipedegrass – Planting in Fescue

Q: You recently mentioned ‘TifBlair’ centipedegrass and said you should seed or sod in May. Can I just aerate my fescue lawn and plant the centipedegrass seed or do I have to wipe out the fescue first? A: It’s lots...

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Bird Feeders – Weed killer Underneath

Q: I have an area in my back yard with four bird feeders. The area under the feeders is rock, mulch and seed hulls with black plastic under it all. Weeds and some of the dropped seeds have sprouted under...

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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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Cutting Grass – Wet

Q: I cut my lawn with a push mower equipped with a bagger. My wife insists that I should not cut the grass when it is wet after a rain. Is this correct or will the moisture add viability to...

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Shadow Turf (Turffalo) – Identification

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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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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