annual blue grass everywhere

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, May 20, 2008.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,469

    its everywhere! with all this rain the cutters got backed up and with the lawns growing you can really see it! yours loaded up with it?
  2. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,753

    Yes, noticing more so than usual.
  3. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Nice fish - is that a striper?
    so how do you intend to control / remove the annual blue grass?
    Will you collect the clippings to remove the seed heads, will you spot treat and replant, will you just live with it?
  4. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    Same here. A lot of houses have it and i'm going to apply Bensumec in the fall and next spring . This should make a big difference .
  5. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    Yep, that and chickweed on LI this year... and serious infestations of slugs and snails too. Those are the three big issues for me. Some other grassy weed problems, but it's the annual blue that has really popped up this year.
  6. Hogjaw

    Hogjaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    It's running rampant in the South also. Some lawn look like they been sowed. We're using Revolver w/surfactant..........slow killer sure and tell customer it's not going to turn black in 10 days. Sprayed some late this afternoon, now we have rain about 1 hour away coming in our direction.

    Also, nutsedge.........normally don't see first flush until mid to late June here.....but the first train load has arrived arrived.

    Ma'am I'll be there one day this week........she says oohumpps.....can't believe all the crap I have. Ma'am I'll take care of it don't worry about. Well, ***/?LL, then she says, "this is all I have to worry about right now and it's driving me crazy, even the mower is complaining". Then I tell her I'll be there tomorrow. Show up early and she's talking like it's no big deal.......these things happen. There like everybody else.........just need attention and to feel important.
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,756

    Fireweed is what has been driving me bout you hogjaw?
  8. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,969

    I had a real problem with this up till a few weeks ago when it started to heat up. Dimension will be going down in November this year and then again in January just to be safe. I have so much turf repair to do....:dizzy:
  9. Hogjaw

    Hogjaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386


    Woodsorel (sp?) spotted and a few I've resprayed.

    Been a tough year so far keeping everybody happy.

    All of the precip we've had I think has diluted the pre-emerge.
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,756

    Same here. Local news said we got almost 22 inches of rain between March 1 and April 15. That's a lot of rain for a state that averages 45 inches per year. Also, I was losing 2 days of work every week for about 6 weeks. I used barricade and I have to say, overall, I'm impressed. It has lacked on a couple of weed varieties. Woodsorrel is one and Hop Clover is the other but other than that it has held up pretty well. Even with all the rain.

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