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Ridding Blue Rug of Chickweed?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Jake55, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Jake55

    Jake55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    One of my clients has an area of Blue Rug that is 95 yards X 15 yards. Even though this Blue Rug is mature with a full, dense spread, every spring I get Chickweed coming through. I have asked my chemical supplier what to use but I think they are in the dark with this because nothing has worked so far. Thanks in advance for help and/or suggestions.
  2. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 670

    Check out labels of Gallery and snapshot. I'm pretty sure its listed, I can't get the site to load that gives me this info right now.
  3. maintenanceguy

    maintenanceguy LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 156

    Listed? Not sure.

    But Surflan, Treflan, or some similar premergent would not harm the juniper and would knock down most of the problem for next year...and maybe the year after.
  4. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Pre-emergent as mentioned before.
    Chickweed is a winter annual an needs to be stopped in the fall.
    Apply Pre's before soil temp drops below 50 degrees.
  5. Jake55

    Jake55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    May be winter annual where you are but down here in NC it flourishes in early spring until the heat kills it down.
    Thanks to all for your responses. I will check out the products you mentioned.
  6. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    It florishes because it germinated last fall. Get the products, that were recommended, down in the fall before soil temp goes down 50 +/- degrees.

    A class in weed science might help too.
  7. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    thats the exact definition of a winter annual.

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