grass

Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:59 pm

Can anyone recommend a pre-emergent herbicide for use on a tall fescue lawn? I got the broad leafs under control and now go after the unwanted grasses.

Re: grass

Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:18 pm

Dan,

What species of grasses are you trying to control. It can make a difference in the herbicide you need to use.

Bill

Re: grass

Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:09 pm

Bill, I probably have every weed known in the state but primarily ground onion, lespedeza, pennywort, purslane, and spurge. I got that from looking in the local Co-Op book.

Re: grass

Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:32 pm

Stop by your local farm and ranch store. They will have a catalog listing different types of "weeds" and the recommended control chemical.

I have one such catalog, some place. The catalog was a free hand out from the local farm supply store.

Re: grass

Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:41 pm

Dan,

Here are some publications specific to Tennessee:
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/pbfiles/PB956part2.pdf?what=pb956part2
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/pbfiles/PB956part1.pdf?what=pb956part1
http://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/pbfiles/PB1659-1.pdf?what=pb1659-1
Hope that these are of help.

Bill

Re: grass

Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:05 am

While it is not a pre-emergent, Hi-Yield Grass Killer is safe to use in flower beds and the vegtable garden. Will kill grasses, not weeds, and will kill corn, okra, and egg plant. There is a list of stuff it will and won't kill on the label.

Billy