• Lawn weeds may conveniently be divided into two classes based on the way in which they emerge from the seed. Monocots emerge with a single seed leaf whereas dicots emerge with two seed leaves. Most monocot weeds found in turfgrass are from the family Gramineae and are termed weedy grasses . Examples include crabgrass, annual bluegrass, tall fescue, and quackgrass. Dicots, on the other hand, are [...]

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    Dandelion Bloom

    11 May 2011

    Dandelion bloom usually peaks in early May. Bob Mugaas Early May is usually when we see peak dandelion bloom.  This often causes people to run out and buy some form of a weed control product to kill them off.  However, the real preferred time to kill dandelions is in the fall of the year when the plant is moving food down to the root system to be stored over winter.  Nonetheless, [...]

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    Bob Mugaas, University of Minnesota Extension Educator Early May usually finds most Minnesota lawns well into turning green and in need of a first mowing.   Remember that the early part of the grass growing season, late March through the first part of May, is when our lawn grasses produce the best root growth of the year.  Therefore it is important to not be mowing too short as [...]

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