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by SouthernCharms
Wed May 12, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Centipede Didn't Green Up
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Centipede Didn't Green Up

I have three rather steep hills on my property that are hard to mow, so I planted centipede seed and it did the trick. I've used Spectracide for years (once a year) to kill the dandelions (screw on the hose and water). Last year the grass performed beautifully. I've never seen centipede grass get 2....
by SouthernCharms
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Help with rocks and debris in my lawn
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Help with rocks and debris in my lawn

Pay someone to box scrape the yard. Worth every penny.
by SouthernCharms
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Strongest Weed Killer on the Market?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Strongest Weed Killer on the Market?

My driveway is long so the concrete was poured in sections. I'm sick of cleaning out the weeds that grow between the in sections (usually lespedeza and crabgrass). I've poured ice cream salt in the spaces and it won't kill the stuff. All the attention Weed-Be-Gone has received as of late, makes me q...
by SouthernCharms
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Centipede is "over-grown"
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Centipede is "over-grown"

Decided to take a little stroll in the yard today. My arch nemeses will be dollar weed, henbit, and a couple of clumps of tall fescue. While I can't see it yet, I know crabgrass and common lespedeza went to seed and dandelions are a given. I may have another problem. Last year my mower was giving me...
by SouthernCharms
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Pre-emergent herbicide application; which one?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Pre-emergent herbicide application; which one?

I live in Upstate South Carolina (where you might experience all four seasons in one week). I spoke with Clemson Universities Extension Office. We are having a cold winter this year. For Centipede Grass pre-emergent herbicide, they recommend applying during mid- February to early- March (we have to ...
by SouthernCharms
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Weed Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Weed Identification

It looks a lot like a dandelion, so look up Shepherd’s Purse. There are two types. One is a rosettes (round) with tiny leaves (the size you would see on lespedeza) that has a tiny flower and the other has less divided leaves reminiscent of a dandelion, but that stem in the first photo sure is thick,...
by SouthernCharms
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Maybe dead Poa Annua from summer? Pics and video
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Maybe dead Poa Annua from summer? Pics and video

stevehollx wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:26 pm
You can use Roundup for Lawns Crabgrass Destroyer for a cheaper way to get pylex.

Dang, I didn't even think of that . . . Thanks.
by SouthernCharms
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Maybe dead Poa Annua from summer? Pics and video
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Maybe dead Poa Annua from summer? Pics and video

Nimblewill. I have some in my Centipede grass. Lucky you! It does very well in Southeast Canada. I use Tenacity Herbicide by Syngenta It can be safely used on the following grass without harm, when used as directed: Kentucky Bluegrass Perennial Ryegrass Most Fine Fescues Centipedegrass Buffalograss ...
by SouthernCharms
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Tiftuf Game Plan/Help (PICS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2246

Re: Tiftuf Game Plan/Help (PICS)

Try "Do My Own" (www.domyown.com) I had to order fire ant bait and noticed they had TifTuf.
by SouthernCharms
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Virginia Buttonweed?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Virginia Buttonweed?

The leaves and little white buds give it away. Virginia Buttonweed
by SouthernCharms
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Post-Emergent This Late??
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Post-Emergent This Late??

I've noted several pre and post emergent questions. Here's another.

If I spray for crabgrass now and it dies, will some winter weed come in and take over the bald spot? No way centipede will fill in or establish healthy roots this late in the year.
by SouthernCharms
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Post post-emergent for Dandelions
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Post post-emergent for Dandelions

Thanks!
by SouthernCharms
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Post post-emergent for Dandelions
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Post post-emergent for Dandelions

We had two days of rain over the weekend and dang, now have dandelions and dollarweed in my Centipede grass. I spray my yard once a year with Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns Plus Crabgrass Killer Concentrate just as the grass is starting to green up and I usually never see dandelions other than in m...
by SouthernCharms
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: I would've never guessed this
Replies: 2
Views: 469

I would've never guessed this

This is not a question, more like venting. I've been fighting "something" that left my floribunda roses look patchy. Something was nibbling on the foliage. I'd have a nice long stem with new buds, then a couple of days later the stem was broken and the bud/rose was gone. Maybe those late night rain/...
by SouthernCharms
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Any idea what this is?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Any idea what this is?

Sprigs of Bermuda. Attached is a photo of the seed head.




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by SouthernCharms
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Warm Season Lawns
Topic: Small fridge in garage for expensive chemicals, overkill?
Replies: 22
Views: 925

Re: Small fridge in garage for expensive chemicals, overkill?

I "inherited" a old refrigerator with a broken compressor when I purchased my home. I had plenty of paint cans, paint thinners, a product to remove old laminate flooring, dry wall mud, wood stains, etc. My son was six at the time and I made it very clear what not to touch. My biggest worry was not m...
by SouthernCharms
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Sea Urchin Invader
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Sea Urchin Invader

Based on the jet stream, we pretty much get your weather. We didn't experience a too terrible summer, but steady rain showers in August and September really assisted with the weed production this year. I'm surprised Meso didn't do a better job. Since the turf grasses are the last to "green up" in th...
by SouthernCharms
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Sea Urchin Invader
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Sea Urchin Invader

I'm in South Carolina and getting it too. It's fescue. Sometimes it is mistaken for crabgrass, especially in turf grasses (crabgrass has a larger flat blade). Most will tell you there is no other solution except to spray it out with the active ingredient glyphosate, "Roundup", but I try my best to d...
by SouthernCharms
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Weed Identification
Topic: Weed identification in Centipede grass
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Weed identification in Centipede grass

Photo 1: The dark green small leaf is lespedeza, some call it common lespedeza or Japanese clover. We get it every year and it can easily choke out thin turf grass. We have a couple of farms in the area that plant it for the cows to graze on.

I like the Celsius as well.