Fayette County Extension

Late Season Annual Bluegrass Control in Residential Turfgrass

Hope you find this information from our UGA Specialists helpful. Clint Waltz and Patrick McCullough, Turfgrass Specialist and Weed Specialist, University of Georgia Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a troublesome winter annual weed in residential turf. Compared to most turfgrasses, annual bluegrass has a lighter green color, coarser leaf…
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PRE-EMERGENT HERBICIDES – CRABGRASS – THE KEY IS TIMING – MARCH 1st IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

The key is timing. Pre-emergent herbicides MUST be applied BEFORE crabgrass seed germinate. Crabgrass seed germinate when spring soil temperatures tend upwards from 50 degrees F. To get good crabgrass control in Atlanta you should apply the pre-emergent on March 1, not March 15. Otherwise the seed will sprout beforehand‚Ķ.and…
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WHEN TO PRUNE AZALEAS, CRAPE MYRTLES (AND MANY OTHER PLANTS)

Prune spring blooming azaleas after they bloom and crape myrtles in late winter before growth begins. Because flowering ornamentals form their flower buds at different times of year, pruning times must be adjusted accordingly. Many spring-flowering plants such as azalea, dogwood, forsythia, redbud and rhododendron set flower buds in the…
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