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I don’t like pulling weeds! We don’t like pulling weeds either. We, as sod growers, are especially careful about weeds. We are also very careful about seed. The seed we use is 100% weed free. Our label says, "0.00% weed seed." Don’t waste time pulling weeds, start with weed free seed.
SOD Quality Seed
We offer our beautiful Triathalawn Tall Fescue and perennial ryegrass overseed. Both are 100% weed free!
Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) seeds blow in the wind and allow this perennial weed to become a frequent invader of home lawns.
Joey Williamson, ©2015 HGIC, Clemson Extension
Preemergence Herbicides: Preemergence herbicides are applied to the soil prior to weed seed germination. They provide good control for many annual grassy weeds and are the best weapon against crabgrass. They also control some broadleaf weeds. Most are in a granular formulation, but some are applied as a liquid spray.
Types of Weeds
When choosing an herbicide, make sure that it will control the weed and that it is recommended for your turf. Before using, read the entire label and follow it precisely for rate and timing. The following tips will help you achieve optimum control.
Table 2. Postemergence Herbicides for Tall Fescue Lawns.
In the spring, preemergence herbicides should be applied when air temperatures reach 65 to 70 °F for four consecutive days. On average, this is March 15-30 for the piedmont and mountains. In the fall, to control winter annuals, apply preemergence herbicides when nighttime lows reach 55 to 60 °F for four consecutive days. On average, this is September 1 to 15 for the piedmont and mountains.
New turf: 10-12 pounds per 1000 square feet or 400-500 pounds per acre.
Overseeding: 6-8 pounds per 1000 square feet or 250-350 pounds per acre.
“New Millennia” is a registered trademark of Stover Seed Company and is available only from Stover Seed or an authorized dealer. The ingredients used in “New Millennia” are exclusively distributed by Stover Seed and represent the latest improvements in turfgrass breeding and development. Accept no substitutions.
National Tall Fescue Test
Quality Ratings 1-9; 9=ideal turf
Justice (#1 rank)
Climatic Conditions: All (except high altitude)
Soils: All types
pH range: 5.5 to 6.5 preferred, 4.7 to 8.5 tolerated
Fertilization: 2 to 4 pounds of actual nitrogen per year in a balanced fertilizer
Mowing height: 2-3 inches in warm seasons, 1 1/2- 2 inches in cool seasons.