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Old 01-10-2013, 05:18 PM
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Zoysia-friendly herbicides and opinions on how to revive neglected Zoysia

To make a long story short, I just inherited a couple lawns with Zoysia grass that has been severely neglected. Every weed that grows in Florida is mixed in and some dead patches, but some large areas are still salvageable in my opinion. I don't have a lot of experience dealing with Zoysia, so I'm wondering if any of you can help me out.

What are some Zoysia friendly herbicides that you would recommend for the Florida climate?

What steps would you take to try and rebuild these neglected yards? Fertilizer apps, herbicide applications, irrigation increase/decrease, mowing heights? (when, how much, etc.)

This is in an area with extremely sandy soil as it is next to the beach.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:54 PM
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What kind of weeds do you have present? Once weeds are cleaned up small thin spots may fill in with good water/mowing and fertilizers, large areas would need to be patched with zoysia sod. At least that how its works in my area.. I use triplet, or strike 3 for broadleafs, Sedge Hammer, or certainty for nut grasses, Barricade/Prodiamine for crab grass pre emergent and Simizine for fall pre emergent..

Of course this is What I use in Arkansas climate and conditions.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:00 PM
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Thanks fir the reply. I'll check those herbicides for use in Zoysia in this area. I also heard that Celsius works good?

As far as what weeds, it's various types of broadleafs, grasses, and sedges...it's the definition of a mixed bag. I have not even tried to identify them all past the typical dollar weed, dandelion, crabgrass, etc etc.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:05 PM
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Im sure Florida is quite a bit different than my area that's just how I would start.. Do you already spray now?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:12 PM
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Do you have a license to spray? If you want to get them looking good, buy a reel mower and cut with that. You will probably need to verticut and topdress. If you maintain zoysia properly, weeds shouldn't be much of an issue.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:21 PM
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Florida Gardner, I was curious if they were licensed also, because inexperience on zoysia here isn't very forgiving... LOL
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:35 PM
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Yes I am licensed. I actually have quite a bit of experience in agricultural and aquatic spraying, but also have my turf/ornamental license. Just have not spent as much time on Zoysia as other stuff.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:44 PM
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That is great.. Do you do much weed control treatments on st aug? A lot of products you use there would be safe for Zoysia as St Aug is more restrictive.. Plus you would already have these products on hand..
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:09 PM
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Ok that's good to know, thank you. I've got some Atrazine around and will try Celsius as well. I would assume that 3way would be safe?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:11 PM
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that depends on what your calling 3 way.. I would be careful with atrazine.
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