Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tree seedling control

Getting alot of weed calls. 95% of them are for tree seedlings. Most of the seedlings are maple trees, but there are other tree seedlings that have germinated recently. Crabgrass preemergent does NOT prevent tree seedlings from germinating. Due to their woody stem nature, broadleaf weed control not very effective either. However, your lawn mower is the key! Once the seedlings reach a height where the mower will cut off the leaves, they will die after a few mowings. Thanks

Friday, May 6, 2016

Tree seedlings abundant right now!

We are getting alot of calls about tree seedlings. Our broadleaf weed control doesn't work well on them, because of their woody tap root. Therefore, the best control is mowing! Once they are tall enough that the mower blades continously cut off the leaves, they die. It usually takes about 3 mowings in May, then they will be toast. Thanks!