Summer brings its own special assortment of unwanted weeds. These pesky hot weather varieties can be controlled—but it takes more than repeated weed control applications. Good cultural practices are essential to back up and assist weed control treatments. It takes teamwork.
Three Tough Customers
1. Broadleaf weeds will germinate, as seeds blown in from neighboring properties are activated by hot weather.
2. Summer weeds usually have small leaves with a waxy coating, making them hard to control.
3. Crabgrass can sneak up on you suddenly and quickly take over large areas of your lawn.
Nutsedge may appear too. This light yellow-green plant looks like grass but grows much faster and sprouts up from hidden underground bulbs.
We all know about the harmful effects of stress on our bodies. It can lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks and ulcers. But did you know that your lawn suffers from stress too? The causes are different. One major cause of weeds in South Georgia is the HIGH HEAT mixed with the SUMMER RAINS. No matter the cause, the effects can be serious. And summer is a high-risk time for your lawn.
Turf Stress Test—is your lawn showing signs?
• Wilting or drooping of the grass.
• Brown or dark purple areas in the turf.
• Weeds gaining a foothold.
• Disease or insect damage.