Ortho® Weed B Gon Max® Plus Crabgrass Control Ready-Spray®
Hard to kill perennials and unwanted perennial grasses like bluegrass and fescue can be eliminated in the late fall or early spring by spraying round-up on your lawn while the buffalograss is dormant and when the unwanted weeds or grasses are still green and growing. Buffalograss is dormant when no green shows in the foliage; a small amount of green at the base of the plant is okay. Mowing can also be used to control weeds, but is not as effective as herbicides. New herbicides are being developed for buffalograss. Consult your extension agent or Todd Valley Farms or return to this web site for the latest material available.
Herbicides for LEGACY®, Prestige™ and UC Verde® buffalograss
The products listed below can be used at temperatures up to 95 degrees. Applying any herbicide when the temperatures are above 95 can limit the effectiveness of the chemical.
Plateau – pre-emergent annual grasses, post emergent annual grasses, post broadleaf and sedges
Quicksilver – post emerged broadleaf
Solitare – post annual grasses, broadleaves and sedges
SquareOne – post annual grasses and broadleaves
Tenacity – pre and post emergent annual grassy weeds, broadleaves and sedges
Xonerate – post emergent broadleaves and sedges
Certainty – controls sedges and fescue
Dismiss – controls sedges
Drive – pre-emergent for annual grasses
Echelon – pre-emergent for annual grasses
Flucarbazone – post emergent broadleaf control and cool season grasses
Katana - post emergent broadleaf control and cool season grasses and sedges
Most of these chemicals are available in small quantities online at places like:
www.domyownpestcontrol.com www.epestsolutions.com www.montereylawngarden.com
Check to be sure the chemicals are labeled in your state. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS.