MSMA Question

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by sandman1772, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. sandman1772

    sandman1772 LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 3

    I think I misread the directions and sprayed MSMA Crabgrass killer all over my front lawn....did I just make a big mistake ??...Its been 2 days and my grass is turning yellow............I NEED HELP!!:confused:
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,075

    If it is St Augustine you made a mistake.....MSMA kills dalis grass and the new stuff from Home Depot says it will kill crabgrass. But it usually can only be used on bermuda lawns or spot spraying.
     
  3. sandman1772

    sandman1772 LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 3

    i have bermuda...am i ok?
     
  4. brizz

    brizz LawnSite Member
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    Bermuda and zoy are both ok. It will stunt the growth about a week. Little discoloration depending on how many oz. per gallon of water you used. But It will survive . Spray it again in 14 days and again in another 14 days . I take it you have never used MSMA...........You are in for a treat. THere is not a better product for broadleaf on the market.
     
  5. sandman1772

    sandman1772 LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 3

    cool...........my wife was about to kill me ....thanks for the help
     
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,289

    It turned yellow in 2 days? I'd be concerned. You said you mis read the directions? Did you follow the part where it said how much to put down? MSMA is a good weed killer, but not very forgiving if you overapplied it. If you put down to much you might have killed your lawn. Make sure you know how much you put down.
     
  7. brizz

    brizz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    It should discolor by the next day. Never spray MSMA when it is going to rain. Should use on about a 10 to 15 day stretch when it will not rain
     
  8. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I've burned parts of a few zoysia and bermuda yards with MSMA. In all cases, temperatures were high and the lawns were not watered within 2 days.....
     
  9. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,227

    water the heck out of it.
     
  10. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Exactly. And hope for the best.....
     

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