Summer Weed Control
June 24, 2020 | By: Craig Fryman
Summer weed control can be a challenging, but often necessary task. Important factors to consider, include proper understanding of product labels and environmental implications, i.e. not-target effects. As soil temperatures reach a certain range in degree, above 65 degrees, turfgrass root growth starts to become less active. As air temperatures reach 75 degrees and over, turfgrass shoot growth rates decrease. Desirable turf grass becomes susceptible to injury as these conditions start to occur, especially herbicide injury.
Being able to properly identify both broadleaf and grassy weeds for proper control measures is key not only all the time but especially crucial in the summer months.
Liquid herbicides contain many different ingredients, each with their own specialty area of a mode of action within the plant system.
As far as granular Weed and Feed products, the same applies. Reading and understanding product labels is very important, as is paying attention to environmental factors such as air temperature, soil temperature, and weather forecasts. When applying granular Weed & Feed products, your objective is to apply in a manner in which the particles adhere to the targeted weed by means of moisture. This is a reason that the particles are typically smaller in size as compared to a standard fertilizer for general maintenance purposes. The ideal time for application of a granular Weed & Feed is in the early morning hours, when there is a heavy dew present on the lawn that you’re treating. Otherwise, application after a rainfall will be effective as well. With this being said, you absolutely must have a window of drying time for at least 24 hours after application is made. This is very important as this period will allow the active ingredients to start working on decline of the target plant.
Let Green Velvet assist you in your summer weed control options, and always follow label directions.