Heartland Gardener: Frequently Asked Questions - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Heartland Gardener: Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How to eliminate sweetgum balls?

A: There is a product on the market called Florel that is effective eliminating sweetgum from producing their annoying gum balls. Spray the entire tree at the time of flowering with a solution of Florel. Be sure to read the label for directions and safety precautions.

 

Q: How to get rid of sandburs?

A: Sandbur is an annual grass with a seed head that is a prickly bur—thus the name sandbur. Since sandbur is an annual grass you need to apply a pre emergent herbicide to your lawn usually, prior to March 30the. Use one of the crabgrass preventers on the market.

If you find that sandbur still germinates after the spring application, use one of the glyphosate products as a post emergent. This product will also kill your existing lawn grass, so be careful to only spot spray the unwanted weed.

 

Q: How to control Broadleaf weeds in your lawn?

A: To control broadleaf weeds such as chickweed, henbet, dandelions, spurge, and wild garlic in your fescue, bluegrass, rye, Bermuda or zoysia lawn, use trimec, a herbicide consisting of three herbicides, 2,4-D, dicamba, and MCPP. The best method of application is as a spray. You can also apply this as a granule, but control is not as good. Read all label directions before you apply this product.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • First Alert: Scattered showers, thunderstorms possible Saturday

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:58:17 GMT
    With higher dew points still across the Heartland, it will not only feel muggy this morning but through the entire day. (Source: Charlotte Johnson - Portagevlle, MO, cNews)With higher dew points still across the Heartland, it will not only feel muggy this morning but through the entire day. (Source: Charlotte Johnson - Portagevlle, MO, cNews)

    With higher dew points still across the Heartland, it will not only feel muggy this morning but through the entire day.

    With higher dew points still across the Heartland, it will not only feel muggy this morning but through the entire day.

  • IL Gov. signs bill allowing hunters to wear blaze pink, increase poaching penalty

    IL Gov. signs bill allowing hunters to wear blaze pink, increase poaching penalty

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:40:30 GMT
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching.

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching.

  • Mayfield, KY man leads troopers on high-speed 3 county chase

    Mayfield, KY man leads troopers on high-speed 3 county chase

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:23:51 GMT
    A Mayfield, Kentucky man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a three-county chase early Saturday, August 18. (Source: Graves County Jail)A Mayfield, Kentucky man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a three-county chase early Saturday, August 18. (Source: Graves County Jail)
    A Mayfield, Kentucky man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a three-county chase early Saturday, August 18. (Source: Graves County Jail)A Mayfield, Kentucky man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a three-county chase early Saturday, August 18. (Source: Graves County Jail)

    A Mayfield, Kentucky man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a three-county chase early Saturday, August 18.

    A Mayfield, Kentucky man is behind bars after leading law enforcement on a three-county chase early Saturday, August 18.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-08-18 16:38:24 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

  • Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:03:15 GMT

    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

Powered by Frankly