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Crabgrass and the Pre-Emergent Paradox

Crabgrass and the Pre-Emergent Paradox

Crabgrass and The Pre-Emergent Paradox

Most homeowners are familiar with the concept of pre-emergent weed control. You put down this stuff in the spring and it kills the weeds before they have a chance to come up in your lawn. Easy peasy. Carrying this out to its logical conclusion means that you need to make sure you put this pre-emergent down well before the weeds get a chance to germinate or it won't work very well. While there are several weeds that can be controlled in the spring with pre-emergent, the number one target is crabgrass and putting crabgrass preventer down too early can sometimes lead to trouble.

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What Weed Is That?

Japanese Stiltgrass

What Weed Is That?

Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass

Microstegium vimineum has many common names; annual jewgrass, bamboo grass, shady crabgrass, painin deassgrass (just kidding… I made up that last one) but the name most recognized in our area is Japanese stiltgrass.

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The Best Lawns Start with Grass Roots Improvements

Tis the Season (To Revamp Your Old Lights)

The Best Lawns Start with Grass Roots Improvements

I have a little homework assignment for homeowners out there who care about the health of their lawn...check your roots. You see, a deep well established root system is what separates the best lawns from the rest. It goes without saying that good roots are the number one defense any plant has against stress (drought, heat, etc.) but it is more difficult and time consuming to stimulate root growth then it is leaf growth. That is why most lawn care 'pretenders' fall short in this area. So, unless you're an 'ignorance is bliss' sort...let's get busy.

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