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Grassy Weed Control

Grassy Weed Control

Grassy weed control can be very difficult and require a lot of attention and preventative steps. It is important to distinguish these from broadleaf weeds.  Here are some characteristics that separate grassy weeds from broadleaf weeds:

  • long, narrow leaves
  • parallel running veins (do not form a net-like pattern)
  • no colorful or extravagant flowers
  • similar leaf shapes among species
  • seed heads tend to be more spiked and can help differentiate between species.

The first step, however, is identifying the type of grassy weed you have and then understanding how to treat and prevent it. There are 3 major types of grassy weeds: winter annual weeds, summer annual weeds, and perennial weeds.

  • Winter Annual Weeds
  • Summer Annual Weeds
  • Perennial Weeds.

Grassy Winter Annual Weeds

Characteristics

  • These weeds germinate in late summer and early fall.
  • They can survive through the winter and will aggressively grow in the spring and die off by late spring/early fall
  • Click here to see examples of some winter annual weeds

Examples Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua)

Prevention

  • The most effective treatment of winter annual weeds prevention by using pre-emergent herbicides.  You want to apply this in late summer/early fall to prevent them from germinating.  Mulitple applications may be necessary because winter annual seeds can survive years without germinating.
  • Click here to for pre-emergent herbicides

Treatment

Grassy Summer Annual Weeds

Characteristics 

  • Germination begins early to mid-spring depending on your location.  These grassy weeds will flower throughout the summer into the early fall where they are killed off on with the first frost.
  • Produce seed in mid to late summer

Examples: Crabgrass, Goosegrass

Prevention

  • The most effective treatment for summer annual weeds is the same for winter annual weeds: prevention.
  • Apply pre-emergents in early to mid spring.  A good indication to when to apply is when the temperature is 50-60 degrees for about 1-2 weeks

Treatment

Grassy Perennial Weeds

Characteristics

  • Season-long life cycles.  The cycles will vary from species to species so it is very important to properly identify before treatment.
  • Vigorous, invasive growth habits.
  • Could be a desired grass in an undesired around such as unwanted bermudagrass in your zoysia lawn

Examples: Dallisgrass, Quackgrass, and Bermuda grass

Treatment

 

 

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  1. Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide-Gallon

    Starting at: $46.50

    Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide has four active ingredients to control yellow nutsedge, crabgrass, foxtail, certain grassy weeds, and other troublesome broadleaf weeds in cool-season turf areas. Learn More
  2. Quinclorac 1.5 L

    Quinclorac 1.5 L with Quinclorac 18.92% is comparable to Drive XLR8 herbicide as an excellent crabgrass killer. It is a post-emergent, selective herbicide that is superior in crabgrass control. It also treats a broad variety of other grasses and broadleaf weeds. It may be applied in residential or non-residential areas, parks, golf courses, athletic fields and many more locations.

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  3. 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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  4. Complete Lawn Starter Kit
    $108.41

    This complete lawn starter kit will cover pre-emergent, post-emergent, and spot applications for a year long package. It also includes Herbicide Helper to improve the wetting of the foliage.

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  5. Quali Pro MSM 25 OD Liquid Herbicide
    $0.00

    Out of stock

    Quali Pro MSM 25 OD Liquid Herbicide is discontinued. We suggest:MSN Turf or Fahrenheit .

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  6. Quinclorac 75 DF Herbicide

    Quinclorac 75 DF Herbicide - Dependable

    Quinclorac 75 DF Herbicide is a dependable selective herbicide, working on the toughest post-emergent weeds like crabgrass. Quinclorac 75 DF Herbicide is a 75% dry flowable quinclorac herbicide. Comparable to Drive Herbicide, by BASF. Quinclorac 75 DF controls grassy weeds and broadleaf weeds without harming turf. It has a long lasting control from one month to 90 days.

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  7. Dismiss Herbicide

    Starting at: $71.50

    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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  8. Bonide Sedge Ender # 069

    Bonide's Sedge Ender Concentrate kills yellow nutsedge, crabgrass, foxtail weeds, and other listed grassy weeds. Sedge Ender provides pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control, killing the toughest weeds, down to the root. Sedge Ender may be used on warm season and coool season grasses and is excellent in cool weathers. Sedge Ender is a selective pre emergence and post-emergence herbicide.

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  9. Prosedge Herbicide

    Starting at: $16.90

    Nufarm Prosedge kills Nutsedge and other troublesome weeds in it's tracks. Yelllow Nutsege is not controlled by traditional grass or broadleaf herbicides. Prosedge contains the same active ingredient halosolfuron-methyl that is in Sedge-Hammer. Prosege is a fast-acting selective herbicide. Prosedge is absorbed into leaf tissue within 24 to 48 hours and begins the process of killing the weed.

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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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