Poa Annua in Peachtree City is the most common turf weed in both residential and commercial turf lawns.  Poa Annua, also known as annual bluegrass, is distinguished by the boat shaped leaves on the plant, with the tip of the leaf curving up like the bow of a boat.  The poa annua in Peachtree City is a cool season grass that germinates during the  early fall when soil temperatures drop below 70 degrees.  Each small plant can produce around one hundred seeds in at little as eight weeks.  This type of weed grows best in areas that are shaded and moist, and is very tolerable of areas of compacted soil.  Because of its shallow root system, lawns that get frequent rain or irrigation are more susceptible to poa annua in Peachtree City turf.  With the cooler weather of fall just around the corner, pre-emergence herbicides are a great way to save your lawn and prevent weeds for the next greening season.  Pre-emergents stop the weeds from germinating and producing seeds, it does not kill weeds that are already established in the turf.  Because pre-emergence are a preventative for your lawn, it is important to use them during the correct time.  Lawns should be treated during early September, atleast six to eight weeks before the expected germination of the weed.  If they are not done at the correct time, the herbicide will not remain effective in the soil and weeds such as poa annua could become an even bigger issue for your lawn.  At Nature’s Turf, Inc. we include pre-emergent treatments to prevent Poa Annua as part of our Peachtree City Lawn Care Program.

Managing Pao Annua in your Peachtree City turf:

  • Mow at the suggested height for your lawn
  • Do NOT over water the turf especially the shady areas of the lawn, instead use deep but infrequent irrigation to discourage the development of Poa Annua
  • Apply Pre-emergence herbicides six to eight weeks before expected germination