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Cold weather weeds in bermuda

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by re151731, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. re151731

    re151731 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    For a variety of cold weather weeds in bermuda what is a good weed killer this time of year?We have been having
    alot of rain if that should matter.Thx in advance.
  2. LawnNeedz

    LawnNeedz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 580

    Try lesco's 3-way ester. It seems to work pretty good in cold weather and should take care of most of the broadleaf weeds. You could also try any other products with 2 4-D and an ester base.
  3. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Roundup, sprayed a little two weeks ago. I found a few patches of dallisgrass that were not dormant. They are dead now.
  4. re151731

    re151731 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Is it safe using roundup on weeds this time of year?Will it damage the bermuda, even though it is dormant?
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    I would use Lesco SpeedZone before I went with roundup.....we had one bad experience with roundup in bermuda. I wonder if ground temp is a factor when using roundup on bermuda?
  6. ricecake

    ricecake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Roundup is the cheapest and best way to go providing that the Bermuda is completely dormant. Check the crown, which is at the base of the plant to see if anything is green, if not then it is safe to spray. We usually try to spray on a 50-60 degree day, sunny and no wind. You should get good results.
  7. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    It has been 35 for a high and 20 for a low in Memphis all week. Maybe next week it will be 50 to 60 and spray the round up.
  8. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    If you use Roundup, mix it light and spray it light. In Memphis your Bermuda is probably already at the stage where it can be damaged by Roundup or any other non-specific herbicide.

    I would recommend a broadleaf weed killer. Follow the label directions regarding planning your application around the weather.
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Nothing will hurt Bermuda if it is dormant but that window is closed in TX IMHO. If you dig down below the top brown stuff you will see green.
  10. DeSotoLawns.com

    DeSotoLawns.com LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Bermuda is still dormant in Memphis, temps are rising this week, but due to the recent extended cold weather the grass is still dormant. If you are going to use round up, it needs to be NOW! another week or so and the window will be closed. If you do go that route, just treat the effected areas and limit the exposer to the other areas.

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