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Broad Leaf Weed Control

Broadleaf Weed Control

Compared to grassy weeds, broadleaf weeds are much easier identify, eliminate, and control.  There is a wide variety of chemicals and brands in the market that do an excellent job of battling these weeds.  Like with grassy weeds, it is key to identify which broadleaf you are targeting to help get the best results.  Some key features that differentiate broadleaf weeds from grass weeds are:

  • wider leaf blades
  • main vein divides the leaf with smaller ones producing a net-like pattern
  • some leafs can be circular (Dollarweed)
  • produce colorful flowers with different shapes and sizes
  • flowers can be key to help identify the species

Broadleaf weeds may germinate and grow at different times of the year and also have longer life cycles.  This is very important because it helps determine when to apply pre-emergents and post emergents.  We can break down these weeds into three groups that help us better understand how to eliminate them.

  • Winter Annual Broadleaf Weeds
  • Summer Annual Broadleaf Weeds
  • Perennial Broadleaf Weeds

Winter Annual Broadleaf Weeds

  • germinate late summer through early fall
  • germination is the process of development for weeds
  • best time to apply post-emergent herbicides is in the spring while there is active growth
  • some can be controlled/prevented with pre-emergent application in the fall (common chickweed)

Examples

  • Prickly Lettuce
  • Common Chickweed
  • Henbit
  • Shepherd's Purse
  • Hairy Bittercress
  • Dead Nettle

Summer Annual Broadleaf Weeds

  • germination begins in early spring through the rest of the growing season (summer)
  • growing season depends on your geographical location
  • northern areas are going to have a later and shorter growing season 
  • the complete life cycle in one growing season
  • as with winter annuals, the best time to apply post-emergent herbicides is during active growth

Examples

  • Black Medic 
  • Carpetweed
  • Knotweed
  • Mallow
  • Purslane

Perennial Broadleaf Weeds 

Cool Season

  • year-long life cycle
  • reproduce by seed and/or other vegetative means
  • germination occurs in winter so pre-emergents would need to be applied in late fall
  • active growth is during the spring and fall (best time to apply post emergents)
  • these weeds for dormant during the summer
  • multiple applications may be necessary because of the year-long growth cycle

Warm Season 

  • Reproduce by seed and/or other vegetative means
  • Germination occurs in spring (best time to apply pre-emergents)
  • Active growth is during the summer months (best time to apply post-emergent herbicides)
  • These weeds go dormant during the winter
  • Multiple applications may be necessary

Examples

  • Clover (cool season)
  • Dollarweed (warm season)
  • Plantain Buckhorn (cool season)
  • Oxalis
  • Ground Ivy
  • Broadleaf Plantain
  • Beggarweed
  • Buttonweed
  • Dandelion
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  1. Dismiss Herbicide

    Starting at: $88.85

    Dismiss Herbicide, by FMC is a selective, post-emergent herbicide. It has shown to work faster than Certainty, Sedgehammer or Monument. Dismiss Herbicide is one of the best herbicides for sedge weed control in residential and commercial turf. Troublesome sedges such as green kylinga and yellow nutsedge are knocked out with visible results from one to two days. It not only attacks the surface of the weeds but better yet, gets into the soil to penetrate the sedge tubers. This penetrating soil action helps to prevent additional outbreaks of sedges. It is also labeled for the control or suppression on over 45 broadleaf weeds and grasses.

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  2. Dismiss South

    Dismiss South Herbicide excels in the control of purple nutsedge, as well as the yellow nutsedge, green kyllinga and other sedges, annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds. The Dismiss South formulation is for warm season turf where purple nutsedge is a problem. As a post-emergent, selective herbicide, it combines two active ingredients, Sulfentrazone - 33.33%, Imazethapyr - 6.67%. It may be applied in established turf areas including commercial, residential, athletic fields, institutional lawns, golf course roughs and fairways, and commercial sod farms

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  3. Gly Pho Sel Pro Dry 75 SG - 5 lbs

    Starting at: $24.70

    Agrisel's Gly Pho-Sel Pro Dry 75 SG with 75% glyphosate, is a multi-purpose total vegetation weed killer. Gly Pho-Sel Pro Dry is a high quality, fast acting and systemic granular that starts working within hours. It kills on contact, burns down, and kills the roots as well, providing quick total vegetation and weed control.

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  4. Vessel 3 Way Herbicide

    Starting at: $120.00

    Trimec 992 provides more 2,4-D (30.56%) for an extra boost for a quicker visual response for broadleaf weed control. Trimec 992 is used by lawn professionals that need a low-odor product, efficiency, and low cost-per acre of use. Trimec 992 Herbicide is a post-emergent herbicide that works in warm and cool season grasses. It is known for its fast dandelion knock-down and versatility.

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  5. Monterey Spurge Power - 8 oz

    Starting at: $19.50

    Monterey's Spurge Power combines three active ingredients (MCPA - 56.4%, Triclopyr Acid - 5.0%, Dicamba Acid - 3.6%) as a powerful combination for post-emergent control of such broad leaf weeds as Spurge, Clover, Dandelions, Oxalis, Creeping Charlie on residential lawns. Learn More
  6. Esplanade EZ

    Starting at: $36.50

    Esplande EZ controls existing weeds and prevents new weeds for up to 6 months after just one treatment. Esplanade EZ is a non-selective herbicide that controls more than 75 broadleaf and grassy weeds. With the combination of its active ingredients, it is both a pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicide and is rainproof in 30 minutes. It is perfect for use in non-crop areas like sidewalks, curbs, driveways, vacant lots, gravel areas, parking lots, paths, loading ramps, fence rows and managed roadsides as an easier way to control vast areas of weeds.

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  7. Agrisel GlyPhoSel Pro 41%-Qt

    Starting at: $25.50

    Agrisel Gly Pho-Sel Pro is a systemic weed killer with 41% Glyphosate and 15% surfactant. It is a fast acting glyphosate weed killer that may be used by professional landscapers and homeowners alike.GyPho-Sel is a non-selective, post-emergent herbicide killing a wide variety of annual weeds, perennial weeds, woody brush and trees. See the product label for the complete list.

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  8. Drive XLR8 1/2 Gallon

    Drive XLR8 Herbicide surpasses plain quinclorac as a crabgrass killer, even in the mature stages of the crabgrass. It has shown to have improved control over many troublesome weeds such as crabgrass, topedograss, kikuyugrass, and several broadleaves including clover.

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  9. Eraser Weed & Grass Killer - 41% Glyphosate

    Starting at: $17.89

    Eraser weed killer is a non-selective, broad-spectrum herbicide for annual and perennial weeds, woody brush, and trees. Eraser works as a post-emergent herbicide with no residual soil activity. As a non-selective herbicide, Eraser will kill grass, plants and weeds that are directly sprayed. It is relatively non-toxic to dogs and other domestic animals.

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  10. Quali-Pro MSM Turf  Dry Flowable Herbicide - 2 oz

    Starting at: $21.40

    Quali-Pro MSM Turf Herbicide is used on Bluegrass, Bermuda grass, and St. Augustine grasses to tackle hard to kill weeds such as, Bahia grass, Foxtail, Rye grass and Virginia Button weeds.

    Save money with Quali-Pro MSM Turf Herbicide. Compare Quali-Pro MSM Turf herbicide to Nu Farm Manor or Blade herbicides with the same active ingredient (Metsulfuron Methyl 60.0%) as a less expensive alternative.They are identical with the same labels.

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