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Controlling Poa Annua with Fairway Green

With temperatures – and leaves – dropping, autumn is the ideal time to apply a quality pre- and/or post-emergent herbicide for annual grassy weeds like Poa annua in warm season turf. Poa annua is one of a number of common, hard to control winter annual grassy weed found in all turf types. It is easily… Read more »

With temperatures – and leaves – dropping, autumn is the ideal time to apply a quality pre- and/or post-emergent herbicide for annual grassy weeds like Poa annua in warm season turf.

Poa annua is one of a number of common, hard to control winter annual grassy weed found in all turf types. It is easily spotted in warm season turf during the winter because the turf is brownish in color while Poa annua is green and typically grows faster than the desired turf.

If you wait until spring to notice the presence of Poa annua, it can be too late. Poa annua produces tan-colored seed heads in late spring that are difficult to get rid of.

How do I get rid of grassy weeds?

Fortunately, several products are available that can control about 70% of Poa annua in Fescue. Fairway Green’s product requires one application in November followed by another treatment approximately 30 days later. You must utilize both applications in order to to receive the full 70% control.

Do I need to keep leaves and other debris off my turf?

Yes! It’s not only necessary to remove and keep leaves and other debris off turf – it’s crucial in order to maintain the turf’s health and longevity. Severe damage can and will occur if leaves remain on your turf for long periods of time. For Fescue lawns that had fall seeding or sod, damage from extended leaf cover can be quick, severe, and difficult to recover from. In addition, it is equally important to keep leaves off of dormant warm season turf.

What’s the best way to keep leaves off my turf?

  • For immature turf, it’s best to blow leaves off instead of raking.
  • For more mature turf, either method is acceptable.