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By: Bryon A.
Green Team Expert for Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Roses & Landscape Design
This winter has been an unusual one to say the least. With temperatures ranging from the 20 degree mark to almost 60 degrees with little snow, most lawns and flower beds are seeing an unprecedented abnormal amount of “cool weather” weeds germinating and flourishing in January and February.
|The cause of this is related to the warmer surface ground temperature, lack of snow and a heavy freeze. Weeds like Henbit, Clover, Oxalis, Chickweed, and Spurge generally have a shallow root system and benefit from a mild winter and warmer ground temperatures.|
These weeds can be controlled during the warmer winter months when the daytime temperatures are over 40 degrees with an application of liquid herbicides. Alsip Nursery recommends Weed Beater Ultra by Bonide. Season Long by Bayer & Weed-Free Zone by ferti-lome will do the trick as well as these products are designs to combat broadleaf weeds in cooler weather. Apply on warm sunny days in the middle of the afternoon and you will be way ahead of the weed-control game come spring!