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Old 04-22-2019, 01:31 PM   #1
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Identify this grass: POA annua or blue grass


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Is this poa annua or Kentucky blue grass?

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Never seen bluegrass grow in a clump like that. No idea what the other option is you mention.
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@007noob , I think that is Poa annua, annual bluegrass, which means, after one season, ACK! dead. Not a good lawn grass for the long term but has its uses.
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Would Spectracide weed stop do away with POA or do I need something else?
Thatís what I usually use for other weeds.


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Would Spectracide weed stop do away with POA or do I need something else?
Thatís what I usually use for other weeds.


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Weeders with glyphosate (like Roundup, et al) will kill actively growing plants. But it will not take care of seeds, and if the grass has been there a while, you may have some.

What's your plans for the place?
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The plan for this section of area is to get rid of the unwanted vegetation and cover with pine bark mulch. I have a row of small Blue Point Junipers that was planted last year. I would like to get rid of the weeds without harming the small Junipers.





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The plan for this section of area is to get rid of the unwanted vegetation and cover with pine bark mulch. I have a row of small Blue Point Junipers that was planted last year. I would like to get rid of the weeds without harming the small Junipers.





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Okay, that sounds relatively easy to do, compared to putting in a new section of lawn.

I'd pull out all the weeds, and put down the mulch, and be prepared for further weed removal. You can also use "weed mat" which is meant to stop weeds, while still allowing water to get to the soil; you put it on the surface, the put the mulch on top of the mat. The problem with weed mat is that, after a while, weeds begin to grow on top of it, though they're a lot easier to remove.

If you use weedkillers, junipers aren't harmed much by those, though I'd try to be as sparing as possible. They aren't as sensitive as non-woody non-coniferous plants.

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