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Combat Crabgrass

Crabgrass_450x210Warm weather and timely rains means two things.  Spring is here.  Weeds aren’t far behind.  Find out what you can do now to help prevent weeds from taking over your lawn this year.  Continue reading

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Preemergents Can Only Do So Much

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Applying preemergent now won’t help with henbit. Photo from cropwatch.unl.edu

No matter how a hard we try, we can’t predict Mother Nature, especially in Nebraska.  The weather this year, throws all of my previous application recommendations for crabgrass preemergence herbicides out the window.  On the bright side, we have been enjoying plenty of days with warm temperatures and so have our lawns and the weeds in them.  Continue reading


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The War on Turf Weeds

The saying, “Timing is everything,” could never be more true. Proper timing of herbicide applications can not only save you the frustration of having a lawn full of weeds, but it can also lead to better control of those pesky plants. Properly identifying the weed and knowing its growth habit is helpful in knowing if or when is the best time to apply herbicides for the best results. Continue reading


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The War on Weeds

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Dandelions

Spring has officially sprung. The crabapples and flowering pears are in full bloom. Tulips and daffodils are starting their flower show. Henbit and dandelions are looking gorgeous. Are the last two not quite the kinds of spring flowers you want in your landscape? If so, there are some things you can do. The key to knowing what to do when depends on the weed, but it all comes down to proper identification of the enemy and its life cycle. Continue reading