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How to get rid of fescue in Zoysia lawn?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GREENITUP, Mar 20, 2007.


    GREENITUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    About 99% of the lawns in my area are fescue (or at least the ones I treat). I was asked yesterday if I could spray something to eliminate the fescue (and a few more broadleafs) from a Zoysia lawn? I would guess it will start to come out of dormancy here in about 4-5 weeks. Do any of you warm season guys have a recommendation for this? I am very leery of glyphosate this close to summer. Thanks for any insight. :confused:
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I am not going to say this works because I don't have Fescue in my area. But I will suggest MSMA if you can get a hold of some. Reading the label says nothing about Fescue as a controlled weed. It also says nothing about Fescue as being tolorent of MSMA either. So that is my 2 cent and maybe someone who deals with Fescue can correct my answer.
  3. kappa915

    kappa915 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Revolver, by Bayer. Expensive but effective. Especially as temperatures warm.
  4. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    Msma is tolerant on tall fescue and turf type. If you read the label on trimec plus, (AI MSMA) that won't work
  5. brizine

    brizine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    I second revolver, its fescues silver bullet, make sure and double check the label to make sure its safe on zoysia.
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    Could you spray the fescue with round-up before the zoysia comes out of dormancy?
  7. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    Spraying glyphosate on dormant zoysia is way more risky than spraying glyphosate on dormant bermuda. No label allows for a glyphosate application on zoysia.
    Certainty is a relative of Revolver that you may want to consider. Certainty is also good on sedges.

  8. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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  9. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

  10. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
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