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FAQs: Weed Control
How do I green up my grass?
We recommend Turf Royale 21-7-14 every other month. We also recommend a good fungicide like Honor Guard to prevent those unsightly areas caused by summer patch. Always maintain a consistent watering schedule.
How do I kill grass in my landscaped areas?
To kill grass in landscape beddings and other sensitive areas, use Fusilade II or Grass Getter. Both are selective Herbicides designed specifically for this use. Donít forget to add a surfactant like Spreader sticker or Activator 90. Surfactants enhance and help the herbicides stick to the targeted weed.
How do I get rid of nut grass?
Nutsedge (nutgrass) can be controlled in turf areas with Sedge Hammer or Certainty. In landscaped areas Eraser and Clear Pasture (garlon) are effective as well. Donít forget to add a surfactant like Spreader sticker or Activator 90. Surfactants enhance and help the herbicides stick to the targeted weed.
How do I get rid of weeds in my grass without killing my grass?
To kill broadleaf weeds we suggest Weed Wacker or Amine 2-4D. For grassy leaf weeds we suggest Weed Hoe.
Why do we have winter grass and summer grass in Phoenix?
The desert climate in Phoenix means that the winter and summer are very different. In the summer, we use Bermuda grass since it tolerates our triple digit temperatures. Bermuda grass is dormant during our winter months. For this reason, if you want your lawn to be green all summer, you have to plant winter rye grass.
When should I plant winter rye grass?
Winter rye grass is usually planted in October. A general rule is that when the temperatures at night are consistently around the 60įF range, you are ready to plant.
How do you plant winter rye grass?
First you must scalp and dethatch the summer grass. That means that you must cut it back and thin it to allow room for your new grass. The planting of the rye grass in the winter is called overseeding, because you are planting rye seed over the existing Bermuda.
When do you plant summer grass?
If you've already had Bermuda grass in the summer, you don't have to replant it at all. It didn't die last winter, it just became dormant waiting for warmer temperatures. Around May it will start to grow again. In May it starts to get hot outside, so make sure your lawn is getting enough water to grow. If you did not previously have summer Bermuda grass, you can plant summer grass by seed, sprig or sod. This is generally done in the spring months. Sod can be planted year round.
When does the winter rye grass die?
Rye grass will start to die in early May when our temperatures get to around 100įF. Stop watering the grass for a couple of weeks to let it die out, and then begin watering again to awaken your dormant Bermuda summer grass.
How come some people don't plant winter rye grass at all?
There are basically two reasons that people will have only summer grass. First, planting winter rye grass takes some effort. It isn't terribly difficult, but you do have to do it! Second, having a lawn uses quite a bit of water. Some people conserve by not planting an additional lawn in the winter.
Tip:If you are a golfer, you now know what it means when golf courses tell you that they are overseeding. You can expect a pretty choppy golf course, where the grass is thin. Toward the end of the overseeding schedule, you may find that the grass is long and the rough is longer, because the golf courses don't want to trim the grass too early.