Now is the time to begin applications of Spring/Summer pre-emergent products for the control of crabgrass, goosegrass, foxtail and other summer annual weeds. In the Triangle are of NC, we generally see crabgrass germination when the average daily soil temperature reaches and maintains 55 degrees and goosegrass at 60 degrees. This has been a fairly mild winter for the most part and most recently we have seen above average warm days which is causing the soil temperature to rise. Call us today to schedule your application or to receive a free quote on our turf maintenance services to keep your lawn looking good, green and healthy this year.
Make Sure Your Dormant Lawn Is Clean And Weed FREE!
Now is the time to apply winter annual weed control to your lawn. As warm season grasses are now going into dormancy near Raleigh NC and surrounding areas, now is the time to apply post & pre-emergent products for the control of winter annual weeds in your lawn. This will leave your lawn completely brown and dormant with no miscellaneous green weeds growing during the dormant season. Call us at (919)-934-3554 or email at [email protected] to inquire and find out how we can help keep your lawn weed free this season.
This treatment can be applied to bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, centipedegrass and st. augustinegrass. Common types of winter annual weeds controlled are: Henbit, Chickweed, Hairy Bittercress, Carolina Geranium, Parsley-piert, Spurweed and Annual Bluegrass.
As we approach the end of August and the 1st of September, now is the time to begin preparations for fall overseeding in the Triangle area of North Carolina. If you have any weeds, broadleaf, crabgrass or sedges, now is the time to eradicate weeds prior to overseeding. This has been a relatively bad year for fescue lawns, severe heat stress and some drought conditions has left many fescue lawns in poor condition. A good fall renovation plan with core aeration, applications of necessary amendments and seeding with a quality fescue blend will ensure a nice looking fescue lawn again soon. Call your local turf service experts here at Barefoot & Associates to get your lawn scheduled for renovation services now. We can be reached at (919)-934-3554 or anytime at [email protected]
We are beginning to see some signs of active brown patch disease in fescue. Brown patch is most severe
A reader said he had heard of the practice of shredding leaves prior to using them as mulch but wondered about the reason behind it. Was it just to make it easier to dispose of the leaves, since, once shredded, the load would be more compact? Or was there some other benefit?
I would like to grow some “barometer plants” to use as an early warning system for my garden. What plants are first to respond to frost, first to bolt and first to wilt? Is this a waste of time? It’s not a waste of time, but I’m not sure you’d have to invest in any particular variety. I would use half-hardy annuals that are sensitive to frost, such as cosmos lobelia.
What is it that you’re hoping to accomplish in landscaping your property line? Once you answer that over-arching question, many of the details will fall into place (with a little aid from the ideas I present here). As you’ll see from reading the information below, deciding on how to landscape a boundary largely comes down to sifting through your various options.
All shade is not equal. Some shady conditions will yield much more produce than others will, while some areas are better left for hostas and moss. Gardeners should be familiar with the different types of shade, but should also keep in mind that measuring how much shade your garden gets isn’t always easy.
The best weapon you have against this annual weed is crabgrass preemergence herbicide (also called crabgrass preventer). You apply this product in the spring before the crabgrass seed sprouts. This granular herbicide works by creating a chemical barrier at the surface of the soil. As the seeds begin germination, they take in the herbicide and die.
This past summer has been fairly rough for cool season grasses such as fescue. We experienced many high temperature days nearly or at 100 degrees. We also had periods of dry conditions throughout the summer. These environmental conditions are not favorable for good fescue growth and survival.
The fall is the best time to renovate lawns and re-establish a good thick turf before going into the winter months to ensure a more mature turf to withstand next years conditions. The key to good germination is good seed to soil contact. Core aeration will relieve compaction and allow for seed to get into the soil for better germination and root development.