helicopters invaded my lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Squirter, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Squirter

    Squirter LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 172

    i live in central indiana and about 1 1/2 months ago, my lawn (kentucky bluegrass/perennial rye) was covered with these helicopter thingy's....i guess everybody knows what they are. i think its from my maple tree(s). so, i tried to rake them up as someone told me they'd cause problems for my lawn and eventually begin to turn into maple trees.

    well, they were right. i thought i was getting a bunch of broadleaf weed creep back into my beautiful lawn. instead, i just went out and tryied to pull a few up by hand and, much to my surprise, the "weed" was attached to the "helicopter" that was buried in my turf/soil.

    so, i went out to look at the label for my Redzone, and I don't see where its going to kill these things that are all over my lawn.

    what, if anything, can i spray on my lawn (without killing my grass) that will get rid of these weed looking things. they are really making my beautiful lawn look like ****. thanks!!!!!
  2. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,805

    Good evening sir,

    Relax, I also go thru this every year. I also get the little "weeds" that come up. Get some momentium and apply at the correct rate for your grass. One week later, re-apply. This has worked for me for years. Good luck. I buy my momentium at lesco if your wondering where to get it.
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    you really don't even need to spray them! regular mowing will kill the maple tree starts off! if not I would live in a forest! lol
  4. Squirter

    Squirter LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 172

    "To Kill...or not To Kill" ..... is that the question???
  5. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Chems will kill 'em fast. But mowing will force the young plants to live off the nutrient reserves in the seed - until it runs out and dies. It's just a matter of whether or not you wanna wait.
  6. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Mowing works great. Mulch beds are another story I use Snapshot in the spring and pull any that do come up.
  7. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,251

    There is no need to apply a herbicide to them. Regular mowing will easily kill them after several weeks. They come from maple trees and we had a ton of them drop yesterday in the wind.

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