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North Mississippi Lawn Needs Help

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Jimdurt, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Jimdurt

    Jimdurt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17


    I am new to the site. I have a lawn (bermuda) that is currently overrun with henbit and wild onion. When is the best time to start attacking this problem.

    I normally get alot of broadleaf during the summer. Last summer I nuked it all with MSMA when the temp was higher than 70 degree. I would like to get on top of it this year before I have too much problems. I only have about a acre of land total so what do yall recommend?

    I have a broadcast spreader and my neighbor has a pull behind sprayer.

    Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.


  2. Jimdurt

    Jimdurt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

  3. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    I'm hardly the expert here but since we're in the same state, I sprayed my henbit last week and it's wilting purtty good now. It's flowered around here and figured best to get it before it seeded.
  4. Jimdurt

    Jimdurt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks for the response Ron. I am curious though. Do I need to spray the henbit now. If so with what?

    Also, what about pre emergent. What is the best choice for this. I have a Lowes that sells weed and feed but not much else for pre em. They have some sprays for the water hose but I would rather spray or broadcast the entire yard at once.

  5. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    Here's a helpful site.


    http://msucares.com/index.html has some good info too. Download the three .pdf tables at the bottom of this page http://msucares.com/lawn/lawn/weeds.html

    Lowes sells Bayer Advanced Southern Weed Killer for Lawns. It's a concentrate you mix. It will kill your henbit and 200 other weeds. I sprayed mine already and it worked.

    Read the label of course. I have St. Aug/Centipede and used 1oz./gal. Bermuda, says use 2oz./gal, but my mix worked fine on the henbit.

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