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2 4-D or MSMA entire weeds

vango123

LawnSite Member
Location
Memphis, TN.
What to do, new customer, entire weeds broad-leaf + grassy weeds with thin patches of Bermuda throughout. Temps are mid 70s to low 50s. Spray with 24-d product or A strong mix of MS MA and hope its hot enough to work. The 2 4 -D doesn't get the grassy weeds and I'm afraid that the strong dose of MS MA (to kill all weeds) will harm or kill the thin patches of Bermuda. Should I wait until the temps reach 80s and Hit it with a strong dose of MS MA.
 
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vango123

LawnSite Member
Location
Memphis, TN.
I dont think the 2 4 D would get good results on mature weeds, it takes up to three weeks to be effective, and doesnt get grassy weeds like foxtail, brome, tall fescue.
 

ArizPestWeed

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
On the Toilet
What does the label read?
I'd use the msma .
It's a top kill only and will not harm the root system .
It's designed for this purpose .
The bermuda will come back.
That's all you can do .
Use a preemergent to control future weeds .
Use at least 2 different kinds .
The more the better .
 

TurfProSTL

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
The 19th hole
Trimec Plus. Watch air temperatures.....
 

greenerpastures

LawnSite Member
Location
north DFW
I would wait on the MSMA, treat now with 2,4-D, fertilize now to strengthen bermuda, and hit it with MSMA in 4-6 weeks and again in a couple of more weeks. 1.75 is a stout rate and would act if temps were high enough. Sounds like you have some large winter weeds cycling out---I wouldn't worry about them at this point. We don't apply MSMA until after May 15 and only then if night temps are 62+ also. I've tried it many times before that date, but have had consistently poor results. I am sure our temps are a little ahead of yours.LOL
 
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