Is this true. and what to do?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by grassmannj, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. grassmannj

    grassmannj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    1) I looked up information on the predominant weed (annual bluegrass) in our lawn. Main control for this is to bag the clippings to prevent seeds from spreading. The seeds in the soil are viable for 5-6 years, waiting to germinate. It also seems much more aggressive then the regular turf grass, that is why it is taking over the bare and thin spots. Please bag the clippings from now on.
     
  2. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    Never knew about that. This thing is a real pest and there's no way to tell when it will seed. Bagging with increased cut height works well for things like dandelions. Annual bluegrass I don't know.

    Spraying with turf enhancer will work, but there's a special timetable to fallow and must be repeated several seasons. A bit of fertilizer to help turf grass take back over is also suggested.
     

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