How to Control Poa annua

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Poa annua, or Annual Bluegrass, is a common winter annual grassy weed found in Carolina lawns at this time of year. It mainly germinates in the fall with the first cool rains, and stays fairly small until the following spring. It’s a lighter green color, shallow-rooted compared to the existing turf, and is a prolific… Read more »

It’s OK to Scalp Bermudagrass Now

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If you have warm-season turf such as bermudagrass or zoysiagrass, scalping is a process which many homeowners and mowing companies do during spring. Scalping turf basically is mowing down the grass really short, removing much of the brown, dormant leaves and stems, and removing those by bagging the clippings. It helps even out the turf,… Read more »

I Have Ants in My Lawn

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Well, that’s better than having ants in your pants! This time of the season, ants do seem to be more prolific in Carolina home lawns. Little mounds of dirt piled up by the working ants can be seen along edges or in the turf. And with dormant bermudagrass, the ant mounds are more visible since… Read more »

When is the Best Time to Seed Fescue?

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Every spring we have to try to convince folks not to seed fescue in spring, but rather wait until fall to overseed. Yes, fescue can germinate if one sows seed in spring in the Carolina area, assuming that a pre-emergent has not been applied earlier in the spring. It may come up and look fine… Read more »

The First Day of Spring!

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March 21st, the first full day of Spring, my favorite time of the year! Spring is coming on strong here in North Carolina, after a somewhat mild winter here. The lawns, landscapes, and trees are about a little ahead of schedule as to where they normally are in late March, and as long as we… Read more »

Spring Coming Soon

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  March 21st, the first day of Spring, my favorite time of the year! Spring is coming on strong here in North Carolina, after a somewhat mild winter here. The lawns, landscapes, and trees are about a little ahead of schedule as to where they normally are in late March, and as long as we… Read more »