winter weeds in turf

Winter Turf Weeds

weed
noun
  1. 1. 

 a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.

 
In southeast Texas we have had one of the wildest winters in recent years. Having experienced 60″ of rain since September and off and on warm spells, your lawn has suffered.
The large amount of rain has caused pre-emergent herbicides to fail prematurely and the warm weather will allow summer weeds to start to germinate a month early.
Your turf may look something like this. It may be splotchy or completely covered in winter weeds.
Winter weeds in Bermuda grass

Winter weeds in Bermuda grass

Bob Klepac’s turf solution

Is to remove the winter weeds that are present and get a new pre emergent barrier down. The new pre emergent barrier will help stop the summer weeds that going to start to germinate as the weather warms. We also provide the turf with a light feeding at this time to help it come out of dormancy.

There are many challenges facing our lawns this spring.  We have professional solutions to the majority of them.  Call us so we can help solve your winter weed problems and stop the summer weeds from popping up. 

Bob Klepac takes the less is more approach to a healthy lawn.  We only use professional products applied at the appropriate rate.

The fall nemesis to turf…… Brown patch

Brown Patch and what to do.  So, you have done everything you can to help nurse your lawn through another grueling Texas summer. You have kept the St. Augustine turf thick and green through periods of drought and the spontaneous chinch bug invasion. Only to have random spots appear after recent early fall rains.

Brown patch in st augustine turf

These random spots in St. Augustine grass are caused by a soil pathogen. When conditions are favorable (cool and damp nights) the disease brown patch presents itself.

It will start as a fire orange color and then progress into the full irregular shapes pictured above.

What should I do?

Well, first thing you should do is turn off your irrigation system if you have one. Overwatering in the fall contributes to the progression of the disease.

While brown patch is unsightly, it will not kill your turf the way other pests or diseases will. If caught early enough, we can slow the progression of the disease with fungicides but most of the time the turf does not recover until the following year.

Give us a call we would love to talk more about turf or any pest problem for that matter. 979 245-5700