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CrabGrass In Your Zone

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Smallaxe, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,080

    Crabgrass here is progressing slowly. It has mostly two one-inch long leaves spreading out to each side. See the measuring tape area. True, the photo has a bit of clover, some quackgrass and a maple tree seedling; pretty much everything else is crabgrass. Temp 63 today. Good rain last night.

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  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I don't think that is CG there... It is looking less like it as it grows... keep us posted... :)
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,080

    Here is a better picture. I think it is better. True there is some quackgrass just above the 4 inch mark, and at the lower right. Everything else is crabgrass. But take a careful look at the crabgrass just above the tape measure at the 2.5 inch mark. And remember this yard is neglected, and the crabgrass was heavy last year in this yard, (this spot was used as a driveway at times.) The white circular things are seeds or bud scales from a nearby tree.

    And so true, this crabgrass has arisen at least 6 weeks early, compared to our usual season. Maybe 8 weeks early.

    The only thing that resembles this is knotweed, which has a more rounded leaf tip and distinct nodes at each leaf attachment.
    http://www.msuturfweeds.net/details/_/prostrate_knotweed_37/

    http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/polav.htm

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  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,137

    Crabgrass? Riggle, did you not have a hard freeze there last week?
    We got down to 23. If you had anything in the 20's crabby is toast.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,080

    I only wish we had a hard freeze. I went down to 29 about a week ago. There was a thin film of ice on a bucket of rain water that I had been using to water my experimental plants. But crabgrass was not harmed. Apple blossoms and flowers, including peony looked fine. Still time to have a hard frost... light frost expected tonight...45 at the moment.
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I can't be sure with pix and my eyes aren't sure either... your pix are better than anything the internet has available, so I'll take your word for it...
    You guys are more protected by the Lake once it thaws, whereas we are out in the open before the Lake so we end up with a lot of the same chill as MN... that's why it's been so windy this Spring... MN blows and MI sucks... :)
     
  7. JCResources

    JCResources LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Saw some last week in a driveway crack, about 1" long.
     
  8. JCResources

    JCResources LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Winter wheat is probably fully headed out. Several weeks ahead of normal. Will not be surprised to see someone test cutting in the month of May. Usually mid June at the earliest in northern Kan.
     

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