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Weed Treatment

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by TheBryGuy, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. TheBryGuy

    TheBryGuy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Hey guys, just a quick question. Will the broadleaf weed killer also take care of things like clover and dichondra? I have some customers that have patches of clover popping up all over the yard and I don't want to kill off the grass around them. Thanks!
  2. jason u

    jason u LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Depends on what type of weed killer you are using - take a look at the label and see if it is pre or post emergent herbicide, and specifically which weeds it will target.
  3. TheBryGuy

    TheBryGuy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Alright thanks. I haven't actually gotten the herbicide yet. I wanted to make sure I didn't need to buy multiple herbicides or not for sure before I made the purchase.
  4. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501


    I will state this once before you start applying pesticides to customers yards get certified. Clover is a little bit tricky but I almost always get it with three-way. In rare instances do I need to use something stronger like Momentum FX2 or speedzone. Make sure it will work on warm season grasses what works up here may not work down there.


  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Dicamba (spelling) is what will do the most damage to clover. Just make sure your product has this ingredient. Keep in mind that clover is a process.
  6. TheBryGuy

    TheBryGuy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,218

    get licensed and talk to local dealers, experienced guys or experts. Austin, St Augustine country. Use a product that is suitable and labeled for the species of grass you are growing.
    Do you mean you want to protect the dichondra or kill it?

    If you are talking about a dichondra lawn--I can't help you. Shivering too much.
  8. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    Your St.Augustine lawns wont tolerate the types of weed control the northerners on here use. Clover is relatively easy but dichondra is tough to get rid of in st.augustine lawns.
  9. TheBryGuy

    TheBryGuy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    haha no no, it's not a dichondra lawn, there are small spots of dichondra popping up. I want to nip them in the bud before they get out of hand.
  10. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Try Lesco with Penoxsulum or Scotts with 1.3% Atrazine... You can put down a little more than "normal" but be sure to water it in.
    FYI; I use Lesco

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