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weeds weeds and more weeds!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by georgialawn88, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    I am a fairly new applicator so go easy on me please. I had a few yards last year. Not many. I have 80 this year. I picked them up from feb-now. The ones I picked up in February look just ok. def have some weeds but not too bad. The ones I picked up late march until now look like someone planted crab and goose grass. I understand these people missed pre but these yards were completely clean 3 weeks ago when I rode by these yards now its bad bad!. Is this normal for yards that have been started late? Also have had a banner amount of rain fall, im sure it helps nothing. Any advice and experience with this is appreciated. The only thing I don't get is why the yards 2 weeks ago were clean and now they look bad. :dizzy: thanks guys
  2. Yatt

    Yatt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    The weed seed was always there, it just hadn't germinated and shown itself yet.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,717

    Summer annuals and crabgrass. They arise when the soil temperature reaches high levels. You won't see them when its cool in spring. Killed by frost--but for you--that is probably months away.

    I hate spurge the most.
  4. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    You think all the torental rains we have had may be the cause? I think so. We have had 8" of rain in the last 5 days.
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  5. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Yea wes its been bad. Im hoping it doesnt get worse but may be a rough august.
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  6. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    Got that right. I got my pre timings perfect this year, but in the last few weeks with the tons of rain, I'm getting a lot of break through, mostly dog fennel in yards that I've been treating for years that haven't had much weed pressure in the past few years.

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