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Q: What Organic Methods Can I Use to Control Crabgrass? Crabgrass or Digitaria is a warm season annual that reproduces by seed. The two types of crabgrass that are commonly found are large crabgrass and smooth crabgrass. Large crabgrass has blue-green leaves and can grow up to 3 feet in height. In contrast, smooth crabgrass features leaves with a purplish tinge and will grow to no more than 15 inches. Although they may look quite different, both species of crabgrass can be quite aggressive and can easily take over a lawn, especially in hot, dry conditions. If you want to get rid of Crabgrass before it takes over, and you don’t want to use chemicals, a walk behind brush cutter may be the perfect option.
While pre-emergent herbicides (herbicides that kill weeds before their seeds emerge) are the most common way of killing crabgrass, many people prefer to use more organic means of [...]
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What are invasive plant species?
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nvasive plants, or non-native plants, are species of plants introduced to an area where they are not native. These are usually plants and shrubs from exotic locales that are most often brought into their non-native environments via planting or through disposal of their seeds into storm drains or compost piles. These plants tend to thrive in their non-native habitat due to lack of competition and predators can spread very quickly, taking up valuable natural resources from other, native plant species. This is why brush clearing these plants is so important: if you aren’t clearing brush quickly, they can spread over an entire lawn or field.
Why are invasive plant species bad?
Once introduced, invasive plants compete with native plant life for natural resources with the native species often losing out. The combination of the invasive species having evolved through competition with other native species, along with the [...]
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]rush Cutter, Brush Mower, Field Mower, Finish Mower, Brush Hog: there are so many different terms out there that deciding on what kind of machine you need can seem more exhausting than the job of mowing itself. To better understand what kind of brush cutter is right for your mowing needs, it can be helpful to take a look outside at the area that you need to cut. Is it cluttered with weeds, tall grass and other brush? Is it wide enough to make even the thought of a string trimmer wear you out, but not quite wide enough for a tractor attachment or does it have tight spaces that won’t allow for a tractor? If so, then a walk behind brush cutter may be exactly what you need.
When should I use a brush cutter?
The most common uses for brush cutters are to tend to overgrown fields and neglected lawns. [...]
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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey go by many different names, for instance Brush Hog, Rough Cut Mower, Field Mower and Brush Cutter. But whatever name you give it, a brush mower is a much different machine than a finishing mower. It’s important that you take these differences into account when choosing which one to use.
When do I need a brush mower and when do I need a finishing mower?
You will want to use a brush mower to clear tall grass (normally 6” and above), woody material, weeds and brush from an overgrown field or other area that has not been regularly maintained for some time. You will use a finishing mower to cut grass less than 6” in an area that receives regular lawn maintenance. You may need to use a brush mower for your own lawn for the first cut of spring, and then use a finishing mower throughout the summer. Brush cutters may [...]
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