Weeds in Central Ohio

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Turfman999, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Turfman999

    Turfman999 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I was wondering if many others are seeing alot more perennial weeds than in the past few years. I normally would only need a little spot treatment this time of year, but it seems like more tank mixing is needed this year. Any thoughts on what you are seeing and why?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    Constant wetting, with flucuating temps, its a managery of weeds this season. I know we are seeing what seems to be alot more wild violet and ground ivy persisting, but best time for control is fall. We are basically at the "halftime" of this season's football game, its time to make adjustments and come out with a winning second half!
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,907

    oxalis, spurge, and violets are a problem where i am.
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,167

    I am getting a pretty good kill on everything now...but had some serious problems this spring with Plantin, and a few winter annuals (chickweed, speedwell etc.) which was a surprise to me! I never had a call back on weed control until this year. I have had several and was getting kinda frustrated!

    I am getting some weeds sneaking through here and there but nothing consistent. I am sure it is ALL environmental because there is just no consistencies!

    With the variable temps and excessive rainfall I am sure this is what it is! What do you guys think?
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    True, dry conditions "crack" the soil exposing seed. Add a lot of water and POOF.
  6. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    Little House on the Prairie-land :laugh: looks like it sure had a dry spell...

    But not Buckeyeland !
  7. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    drought last year, grass thinned out, record rain this year and weeds took over.. i'm with rcreech, had a horrible time early this year, but now everythings falling into place. i took on alot of large properties this year that were not well maintained for, well a long time from the condition they were in.

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