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Fall weeds (what to use to kill them?)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by leeslawncare, Oct 21, 2000.

  1. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    For those guys out there with fall weed popping up ,what is the best thing to spot spray them with?can momentuem be used in the cool weather? been told no.what do you guys recommend?.lesco says 3way ester or drive .thanks for the advise !
  2. UrbanEarth

    UrbanEarth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    What kind of weeds are you going after, and what are your daily high and low temps?

    If the weeds are actively growing, most of the 24D, Dicamba, Mecoprop, (Killex, Trikill) type mixes should do the trick. They may not kill the weed this year, but if the plant absorbs the herbicide, it will kill it in the spring when they start to grow again.

  3. Rufur

    Rufur LawnSite Member
    from md
    Messages: 143

    Finale I used it last fall when the round up worked too slow
  4. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    I'am spraying over new grass .don't want to kill fescue just weeds ....
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    hey lee,
    round up has a new product out called weed be gon or something like that. you can spray it on weeds inbedded in grass and it will only kill the weeds and not the grass.
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    What ever you spray, wait until the lawn has been mowed 5+ times before spraying.
  7. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    when its cold the best way to kill weeds is super trimec by pbi gordan and ester based controls work better in the cold temps. if it is newly seeded, don't worry about the weeds until may of next year, keep feeding the lawn.
    weed controls can really put a hurting on new lawns.

    goodluck and good growing
  8. Rodney Anderson

    Rodney Anderson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Fall is the best time to control weeds. It is best to first
    identify the weed being controlled. If it is an annual waite until spring and use a pre-emergent herbicide. If
    perennials are going be controlled use an ester formulation.
    I use all 2,4-D free products all season long. I use Horse
    Power(Amine) and Cool Power(Ester). Both products have the same A.I. ingredients MCPA, TRICLOPYR and DICAMBA and are products of Riverdale and are cost effective. I will emit that they are slo but very very effective. Give them a try
    you'll be suprised. Oh, I have applied Ester herbicides as late as December and those perennials were not there next spring.
  9. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    Thanks .for some of the advise.

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