Wheat Plants on Lawn

Q: I recently had a landscape company seed my yard with centipede grass. They scattered wheat straw over it. Now I have a yard of wheat plants rather than centipede grass.

A: It’s time to mow the wheat low to the ground: two inches high should be sufficient to kill it. If no lawn fertilizer was applied you can do it now with a one-half strength application followed by another similar application in four weeks. Do not use weed control products. They can inhibit the growth of centipede grass seedlings.

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