bassadict69 – posted 22 February 2008 20:22
I have a bermuda lawn & just recently started getting a little greening…only problem is that so far it is all weeds!
Does that mean I am too late for pre-emergent? If not, what do I need?
If too late, what do I need? It is mainly grass type weeds & what kind of looks like clover.
I am in NW Louisiana
efdavis – posted 26 February 2008 18:29
I am also in nw la. you might be somelate but might try atrazine. I spray my bermuda in nov. for winter weedsand again in late feb. for spring weeds.Mine wont need spraying this feb. as have good control, will spray later for crabgrass.
bassadict69 – posted 27 February 2008 19:27
Thanks for the help!
What & when do you normally spray for the crabgrass?
turfdoc1 – posted 28 February 2008 07:30
Oxidiazon (Ronstar) will be your best pre-emerge to use for crabgrass and goosegrass control in the summer but should go out now. If you have broadleaf issues, I would use Prodiamine (Barricade) in conjunction to the oxidiazon. Using the proper rates on the label is key. Be sure to calibrate your spreader properly for best results.
seed – posted 01 March 2008 12:18
Atrazine can be harmful to green bermudagrass.
Alex_in_FL – posted 23 April 2008 16:13
Never to late to apply a pre-emergent in my opinion. Of course applying at the right time gets you the most benefit.
Apple – posted 02 May 2008 16:43
Soil temp will ultimately dictate if a preemergent is effective, thus yearly timing is so important.