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Weeds are undesirable plants. One must identify the weed and understand its growing habits before effective control can be achieved.


Grassy weeds Distinguished from broadleaf weeds, which are monocots and have narrow leaves with parallel veins.














Winter annual A plant that germinates in late summer to early spring, flowers, and produces seeds in mid to late spring, after which it dies. Many winter annual weeds tolerate cold weather, often over wintering then flowering the following spring or summer. They generally do not thrive under hot, dry conditions. Example is common chickweed.


Summer annual A plant that germinates in the spring or summer, flowers, sets seed, and dies during a single growing season. Example is crabgrass.



 Typically, this application can be applied between late February to early May. Soil temperature is the main factor in the germination of unwanted weed seeds. Seeds usually germinate when soil temperatures, not air temperatures, reach about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. A rough indicator of soil temperature is the ocean water temperature often reported on the local news.




 There are many different products on the market to help prevent grassy weed germination. Some can even suppress particular broadleaf weeds. Solubility is the act of being dissolved. More soluble products need to be applied closer to projected germination period. Less soluble products can be applied earlier in the season and tend to have continued control later in the growing season. Historically, soil temps. reach 55 degrees sometime in May.

Pre emergent weed control

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