Poa Annua

Asked August 12, 2018, 9:07 PM EDT

This past season I had a lot of annual bluegrass. During the spring I tried to remove as much as possible by pulling and digging up patches. Additionally I kept the grass at a longer height and removed as many seed heads as possible in between mowings. I heard putting down a preemergent treatment in fall can control this grass. What products are recommended. When would I apply it ? Also can this treatment control crabgrass if put down in the fall.

New Castle County Delaware crabgrass poa annua bluegrass meadow grass

1 Response

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http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/livable-lawns-managing-a-healthy-lawn/
http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/weed-control-in-turf/
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/crabgrass
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/annual-bluegrass