dallas grass iwarm season grass HELP

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by XLS, Jul 31, 2011.

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  1. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    i have 10`x10` patchesin my personal lawn and need help.
    it is covering about 15k sqft and the stems suck and all the saeeda will only make it worse come spring.....any tips on treating the lawnwith outtearing out or gly products is appreciated thanks in advance
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  2. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    If its bermuda, just wick the dallas grass with gly. Mowing 3-4 times a week will encourage the bermuda to grow horizontal.
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  3. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    thanks for that help.
    wicking did not cross my mind.
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  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm up in Kingsport, TN. What is your type of grass? Can't help without knowing this. Roy
     
  5. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    sorry i thought i had said it is bermuda only. once i wick it now......what can i useto prevent seed germination in the spring..... i dont know if the pre-emerg at co-op will treat . first i need to know its name its applied at about1.5 lbs a1000(i have never used it so i would check the label call it generic prem. will this possibly work ??
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  6. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thick stand of turf will keep it from coming back
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  7. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    i doubt it seriously considering this turf is great and about 4"thick
    it is irrigated fert and sprayed..this started showing up last year and after the last fert last week it is growing a foot tall stem i 4 days........ I agree with you on that ishow its supposed to work but the turf is great.....neigborhood envy..wife is getting tired of mowing every 2 days to beat the seeds
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  8. bamaturf

    bamaturf LawnSite Member
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    cut the grass and bag it, spray msma almost to runoff. too much and it looks
    like you used a flame thrower, too little spray and it won't kill. this are might need core areated cause dalis grass likes hard ground.
     
  9. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    will check on msma. it gets bagged, the mower that cuts it gets blowed off to prevent weed transfer it gets monthly fert and aerated 2 times a season. and gets sliced monthly durring the growing season
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  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
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    OK, how much Dallisgrass do you have? If possible, attach a photo of a section. Vantage, Proast, and Sethoxydim will knock the Dallisgrass out with two applications. IT WILL ALSO KILL THE BERMUDA. But you can apply it with a long nosed applicator to the center of each clump of Dallisgrass. Beats wicking the leaves. I have a quart oil compressor bottle that I use close to flower beds or borders when treating centipede. Mix it at 2oz./gallon with 1/2 once of MSO and be careful not to dribble. The stems will turn a purple in about two weeks and when this appears, hit it again. Vantage is available at a lot of Co-ops. Spring is the best time when it is very young. Keep it mowed to prevent seeds from forming but it is a perennial.
     
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