What kills crabgrass?


LawnSite Member
I have several bermuda yards and I do not know what will kill crabgrass as it is a big problem. I know that I can spread preemerge but what will kill it as it stands? Thanks


LawnSite Member
Salt Lake City
Depends on your region. If your trying to kill it out of a warm season grass them msma is by far your best bet. It may take a few applications but it will get it. If its a cool season grass like kentucky blue then you should use drive 75. Its a lot more expensive than msma but it will kill the crabgrass in a matter of days.


LawnSite Gold Member
NW, Iowa
Like PROT1, said, Drive is excellent - higher priced but control is great and no call backs which makes the extra money all the more worth it!


LawnSite Member
Dallas, Ga
Yes, Drive can be used on Fescues, not recommended for Bermuda as I recall, and it works better than anything I've used for crabgrass.You can literally seed the next day with no problems as well. It's well worth the money and the bottle will cover much sq footage


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transition zone
Until recently, many considered Tupersan the only effective weed control option for creeping bentgrass, fescue, perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass seedlings However, Tupersan does not control broadleaf weeds and many problematic grasses Currently, one other herbicide is registered for turfgrass seeding, Drive® 75 DF herbicide According to Askew, Drive can be used at seeding of annual bluegrass, annual ryegrass, buffalograss, common bermudagrass, hybrid bermudagrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and zoysiagrass To learn more about how to control broadleaf weeds, sedges and grassy weeds on young turfgrass, see: "," Shawn Askew, Grounds Maintenance, August 2003


My question is how much does Drive cost. I am having a hard time finding it in my area as none of the lawn and garden centers here carry it. There isnt a Lesco within a 100 miles. Havent seen it at Home Depot or wally world either.


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Dallas, Ga
I paid appr 110.00 for 1lb from my local Lesco
Luscious Lawns
I have had excellent results with Drive in lawns even without adding the sticker in our area
To whom it may concern
I was wrong about the Bermuda, It is acceptable for it but isn't acceptable for use on Bahia, St Aug, Dichondra,* FINE fescue, Carpetgrass, or Centipede
Here are the acceptable grasses as follows:
Ann Bluegrass
Ann Rye
Common Bermuda
Creeping Bentgrass
*Fine Fescue only if it's in a blend
Hybrid Bermuda
Kentucky Bluegrass
Perennial Rye
Tall Fescue
The label also states can be used b4 seeding, at seeding,7,14, and 28 days after emergence