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Spring’s 3 Most Annoying Grassy Weeds

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Poa Annua (annual bluegrass)Poa Annua, also referred to as “annual bluegrass” is a native annual grass that germinates from September through December each fall. It prefers compacted soil, low areas, and shady areas that have poor soil (against sidewalks, driveways, and road edges). During March and April, it puts out its seed heads that look […]

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Weeds Popping March 2024!

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We actually had really good weather for February and were able to get down everyone’s first application of crabgrass pre-emergent and an 11-week fertilizer called Polyon. We do not apply broadleaf weed control during the month of February because the ground temperature and air temperature gets too cold for the weeds to take it in […]

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“WET to BIG TIME HEAT” on tall fescue!!!

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As we approach the last half of the summer, The Yards that have been on the preventive Disease Control through this point are actually doing pretty well for this time of the summer. The worst case scenario for tall fescue is wet followed by heat. Though the breeze and the rain has been welcome, the […]

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Tree Seedlings Everywhere

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Tree seedlings – lots of oak and maple tree seedlings have germinated. No weed control labeled for them. A few mowings will kill them.

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Weed issues

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Getting several calls about a stubborn weeds. This first 2 pics are corn Speedwell. They usually are against concrete areas or bare spots. They are difficult to control until temps hit low 80s a few days..

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Got Moss?

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Getting alot of calls concerning the amount of moss currently present in the lawns in early 2019. Why do I have so much moss? Do I need lime? What should we do?1. Moss needs surface moisture to thrive. The amount of rainfall during January and February 2019 is pretty staggering compared to normal. We also […]

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Wild Violet control 2019

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For many years controlling wild violets in residential Turfgrass has been extremely difficult. The reason control is so difficult  is the underground structure is very Woody in nature and extremely difficult for herbicides to basically finish the control. Even herbicides like Roundup, that advertise “killing plant’s roots in all” , very often would take multiple […]

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Weeds, Weeds, fungus, and more weeds

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With soil temps warm and daily rains, we have 2 constant issues arising. Weeds & Diseases!1.Weeds- nutsedge and summer annual weeds are germinating daily! If you have unacceptable weed populations between our visits please contact us for a service call.2. Diseases – if you are on our preventive Disease Control package, we typically treat every […]

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Brown Fescue ☹️

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Getting several calls/emails concerning the browning of Fescue /Bluegrass/Ryegrass. Right now almost every lawn looks like a brown Bermuda lawn! Basically, with fluctuating cold spells during the winter, the foliage gets basically frozen, inside and out, which browns the leaf blade. We’ve had a few single-digit cold snaps, so it’s more exaggerated this January than […]

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Welcome to August!

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The weather has been more favorable this summer than 2016!  However, the moisture through early August has presented some issues. The crabgrass preemergent is now been depleted, due to the wet summer. You will notice spurge, crabgrass, and nutsedge invading curbs already. We will get these weeds under control with app# 5,which begins next week. […]

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