View Full Version : North Mississippi Lawn Needs Help

02-19-2009, 12:02 PM

I am new to the site. I have a lawn (bermuda) that is currently overrun with henbit and wild onion. When is the best time to start attacking this problem.

I normally get alot of broadleaf during the summer. Last summer I nuked it all with MSMA when the temp was higher than 70 degree. I would like to get on top of it this year before I have too much problems. I only have about a acre of land total so what do yall recommend?

I have a broadcast spreader and my neighbor has a pull behind sprayer.

Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.



02-19-2009, 09:39 PM

02-19-2009, 10:18 PM
I'm hardly the expert here but since we're in the same state, I sprayed my henbit last week and it's wilting purtty good now. It's flowered around here and figured best to get it before it seeded.

02-19-2009, 10:26 PM
Thanks for the response Ron. I am curious though. Do I need to spray the henbit now. If so with what?

Also, what about pre emergent. What is the best choice for this. I have a Lowes that sells weed and feed but not much else for pre em. They have some sprays for the water hose but I would rather spray or broadcast the entire yard at once.


02-20-2009, 10:41 AM
Here's a helpful site.


http://msucares.com/index.html has some good info too. Download the three .pdf tables at the bottom of this page http://msucares.com/lawn/lawn/weeds.html

Lowes sells Bayer Advanced Southern Weed Killer for Lawns. It's a concentrate you mix. It will kill your henbit and 200 other weeds. I sprayed mine already and it worked.

Read the label of course. I have St. Aug/Centipede and used 1oz./gal. Bermuda, says use 2oz./gal, but my mix worked fine on the henbit.