Weed Control Tips
Happy Spring everyone! It has come to my attention that my wife has been writing these articles and sneaking them in with invoices on a periodic basis, and, I have to admit that I am quite appalled. Please know that you must take with a grain of salt, anything that my wife has said about me, except, of course, for the interesting factoids that I cleverly dictated to her.
Anyway…I may not have her writing ability, and, I may not have her wit, and, I certainly don’t have her ability to masterfully segue into the landscaping tip of the month (nor do I know if I am using commas properly)…..but, here is MY tip for the month:
I was in a turf school put on by Clemson Extension a few weeks ago (sounds interesting, huh?), and the first thing that the first lecturer said was, “I know that there is no way that any of you put down your preemergent weed control early enough this year.” When I heard that, I knew I was doomed. What he meant was that there was no way for any of us to know that lawns would come out of dormancy 3 weeks before they normally do.
The “book” says that the first round of pre-emergent weed control should be put down at the end of February/beginning of March. Had we known things would start so early, we would have done the application the first week of February. As a result, the timing of the application with the timing of the germination of the weeds was out of whack. So, what we are doing and what we are advising the do-it-yourselfers to do is to forgo the second round of pre-emergent weed control application and to do a weed and feed application (18-2-3). This combination fertilizer/herbicide is safe to use on all of the warm season grasses (Centipede, St. Augustine, Bermuda and Zoysia), and, will give all 4 turf-types the nitrogen they need. A subsequent application of this product or just a fertilizer product will be necessary for St. Augustine, Bermuda and Zoysia grasses as they have higher nitrogen requirements.
Of course, I am always available to answer any questions you might have about weed control lawn care in general via cell phone, 843-286-5767. I’ll continue to attempt to educate you on a monthly, if not, periodic basis. I apologize in advance for shamefully stealing the signoff of Roland Alston from, “Your Day” on NPR- “Happy Gardening Everyone!”
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