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If the weeds within your lawn could talk, what would they say? Most homeowners think of weeds as annoying and ugly little plants that pop-up in the most inconvenient spots; however there are more to weeds than meets the eye. Unhealthy and Compacted Soil Most homeowners are aware that compacted soil can be harmful to the lawn and that it is recommended to have an aeration done every fall to reduce this compaction to increase water and air flow to the root system; however most may not realize that compacted soil is also a breeding ground for main weeds, such as plantain. Plantain, or broadleaf, thrive in compacted areas because they do not need many nutrients and do not need ...

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Nutsedge standard

WTH is that Tall, Light Green Weed Growing in my Lawn!! Everyone has heard the phrase “growing like a weed” and it’s pretty safe to say that this phrase was based on the weed known as Nutsedge, Nutgrass, or Watergrass. Nutsedge tends to grow quickly and taller than the average turf grasses, causing it to be an eyesore for homeowners. What is Nutsedge? It is a grass-like weed which actually belongs to the sedge family. Nutsedge is easily identified by its triangular shaped blades that are often described as lime green or bright green. The root system of nutsedge consist of multiple fibers called rhizomes and produces tubulars. Each tuber has the capability to produce a new plant, which is ...

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Eliminate the Conditions that Promote Weeds standard

Weeds can tell you a lot about the condition of your lawn and understanding weeds for what they indicate about your lawn care practices and soil conditions is actually very simple. Simply put, weeds thrive in soil that is compacted, not pH balanced, and in lawns that are improperly mowed, watered or are thin with bare spots and in need of seeding. Below are the most common cultural practices, turf conditions, and soil attributes that can contribute to weed issues and by following you can eliminate the conditions that promote weeds. Cultural Practices Mowing Height – Poor mowing practices cause many lawn issues. Mowing lower than 1.75 inches can kill the root system by preventing photosynthesis, and mowing with a ...

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What is Onion Grass? standard

Every year, you mow the lawn and you smell it! The overpowering smell of onions fills the air. Wild onion grass, a cousin of green onions, is considered a weed and can be one that is very difficult to control and takes much patience when dealing with. What is Wild Onion Grass? Onion grass is a cool season perennial weed that grows from a root bulb in late fall or early spring and has long waxy leaves. Root bulb weeds are difficult to control because they spread rapidly and sprout new growth each year from their bulbs. Food is stored within the bulb allowing onion grass the ability to live throughout the winter months, returning each year, similar to tulips. ...

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Common Warm Season Lawn Weeds standard

Crabgrass Crabgrass is one of the peskiest summer weeds that affect this area. Crabgrass is usually a light green color with spike-like branches. Crabgrass begins its germination process when the soil temperature is between 55-60 degrees for a consecutive 5-10 days. One of the best ways of treating crabgrass is in the early spring with the use of pre-emergence. This product prevents the crabgrass from emerging by altering its germination process. If crabgrass does emerge in the summer, different herbicides (weed controls) can be used to kill this weed. Nutsedge Nutsedge, also known as water grass or nutgrass, is probably the most noticeable and most annoying summer weeds. It typically stands as a single lime green or yellow stalk with ...

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Common Cool Season Lawn Weeds standard

Spring and fall are known for their warm days, cool nights, and in the world of lawn care, this is the time for weeds. Many of the weeds that present themselves during the cool seasons are considered broadleaf weeds. A well established lawn may still have some weeds throughout the season, but nowhere near as bad as a lawn left untreated with compacted soil, or thin and bare spots throughout it. Below are some of the most common cool season lawn weeds. Clover A patch of clover within your lawn can be unsightly, with its green leaves and eventually white, or even sometimes red, purple or yellow flowers; this pesky spring weed is one of the best known. With their ...

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What is Yellow Nutsedge and how to control it? standard

Yellow nutsedge while considered a weed by most is actually a warm season perennial in the sedge family and once established can be very difficult to completely eradicate. Yellow nutsedge is easily identified with its distinctive triangular shaped stem and v-shaped leaves. The leaves have a waxy covering and are yellow-green in color. Yellow nutsedge has a rapid growth rate and if left alone can tower upwards to 2.5 feet over desirable turf grasses. Yellow nutsedge has a fibrous root system that develops underground rhizomes with multiple tubers or nutlets at the end of the rhizomes. Each tuber also has the ability to produce a new plant, therefore, pulling nutsedge by hand, will only cause the root system to break, ...

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