Monday, April 16, 2012

Crabgrass Not Dead After Recent Frosts/Freezes

Despite some recent frosts and freezes across certain spots in Indiana, crabgrass remains unaffected and was not killed. Although crabgrass was not injured, other cold sensitive plants were such as volunteer tomato seedlings in my garden and my Japanese maple.


Recent cold air temperatures cooled down our soil temperatures. Temperatures will be mild for the next 10+ days. When they being to rise again in the next couple of weeks, expect the second flush of crabgrass germination to begin in late April.

3 comments:

Chaim said...

What will happen to my Japanese maple which looks somewhat like the one in the picture?

April 18, 2012 at 4:43 PM
Purdue Agronomy said...

Typically, the top is dead and it is usually possible to tell this within a few weeks when the stems become brittle. Prune off the dead, brittle stems/branches and wait for regrowth.

May 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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