Poa Annua

Poa Annua – called annual bluegrass, is a light-green, coarse weed with seed heads that look a little like those of wheat. This weed germinates in Fall and resumes active growth in early Spring, which is when it’s most visible in Georgia lawns. If you’re seeing green in your yard in the early Spring months, chances are, it’s Poa. It’s probably there because you didn’t receive the proper Fall pre-emergent last year. But I have some GOOD NEWS, even the hardiest strains of Poa die around May, though some strains have become especially resistant and are immune to ALL products available.

Prevention –   We recommend using a pre-emergent in September or early October to prevent an invasion of Poa Annua in your yard. You COULD spot spray each emerging Poa bud with Round-Up, but we don’t recommend that, as it could leave bald patches of dead weeds and grass in your yard that would take several months to fill in.

We tell our customers that preparation is key  to getting ahead of the thousands of seeds which are finding their way into your yard. That’s where pre-emergent herbicide comes in. This is something that we offer our customers as part of our 8 treatment plan.

Read about why pre-emergents are so crucial here:

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