Dalisgrass

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Randyc, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Randyc

    Randyc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    i am a homeowner and I have dalisgrass that is getting in my lawn. Tried pulling it up but I think I realistically have too much to do this.

    What can I use to spray it? I have centipede grass and I live in middle Georgia.

    Thanks
     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,383

    roundup (glyphosate) will kill it but will also kill centipede grass.

    you can try to spot spray and be very careful. keep spray nozzle close to the ground and only spray the middle of the dallisgrass clump.

    either that or dig up each clump of dallisgrass with a shovel.

    you don't have to do it all in one day. just dig up several each day or something until you get them all out of the yard.
     
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  3. takervader

    takervader LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 431

    1. Round up
    2. Shovel

    I go with Option 1 and just wait for the grass to fill back in. Just spraying the middle of the clump does not always work either, dallis is strong stuff.

    On the golf course, when we cannot use MSMA sprays to weaken it, we walk around with a paint brush and paint the roundup on the leaves.
     
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  4. theltz81

    theltz81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Repeat application of either Certainty or Celsius herbicide.
     
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  5. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,204

    I'm not in front of a certainty label. But assuming it's ok on centipede just as theltz81 said you will need repeat applications about a week apart of I remember correctly. This worked for me in a lawn that was 100%bermuda turfgrass but everywhere there was also dallis all in the lawn. Took multiple apps to get it gone for the most part.

    If it's clumps in certain areas you can also get about a tablespoon of granular 46-0-0 or the highest N you can find and put it directly in a clump right in the middle of the crown. Don't spread it. It will burn that clump out in about a week.
     
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  6. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Tribute! Expensive at $392 for 5 oz, but youlll only Ned about 2 tablespoons of the stuff in a 4 gal back pack sprayer!

    Also the gly and shovel are good choices, be careful to not drop seed pods or your back in the dallisgrass business! It’s an invesive grass and as stated, difficult to get rid of! If you have a neighbor that has it and they aren’t doing much to control or suppress it, when they mow, the seed heads are airborne and unfortunately may land on your place!
     
  7. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,204

    Well son of a gun I've never heard of tribute but I like what I just read on the label. Thx.
     
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,816

    Try cutting out a cardboard template with an 18 by 18 inch opening.
    Spray the square with Roundup. Twice if needed. Mix at maximum strength.
    When you are ready, replace the dead dallis sod with an 18 by 18 piece of new sod.
    Actually, cut your cardboard template to the exact size you need to match what you can get from your sod farm. 18 by 24 inch sod or whatever--after you cut it in half.
     
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  9. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Raleigh
    Messages: 934

    I have had excellent luck controlling dallisgrass in centipede with pylex.
     
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  10. CorgiTurf

    CorgiTurf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    If you use tribute on centipede, might as well use round up
     

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