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Spring Arrived So Early:
Gardeners' Questions & Weeds Abound

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If the Forsythia Already Bloomed,
Is it Too Late To Use Garden Weed Pre-Emergent?

News Release 418 words
The unusually early spring has thrown many plants – and gardeners – into confusion. The forsythia’s blooms arrived four to six weeks ahead of the norm, as did migrating birds and the spring song of chorus frogs. Most plants had no trouble weathering the whacky weather, including garden weeds. But with so much growth so early, many gardeners are confused about whether it’s now too late to apply pre-emergent to stop garden weed seeds from germinating. It isn't.

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When Does Weed Season Open?
Steps to Minimize Weeding

Press Feature 470 words
When spring weather warms the top layer of soil to 55° F weed scientists know that conditions are right for two things to happen: forsythia reaches full bloom and crabgrass seeds begin their germination season. Thus for gardeners-in-the-know, yellow buds on forsythia branches are a call to action: it's time to apply a pre-emergent garden weed preventer to stop the seeds of early-sprouting weeds like crabgrass, chickweed and others before forsythia reaches full bloom.

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