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My asparagus bed has been taken over by grass. Can I use Hi Yield grass killer early in spring before asparagus comes up or will this kill asparagus?

Thank You

If you review the GRASS KILLER LABEL, you’ll find that not only is it OK to spray POAST GRASS KILLER before the asparagus comes up but even afterward. In other words, you can actually spray during the growing season when the asparagus is maturing. There is a “one day to harvest” waiting period following the treatment but my point is it’s OK to use as needed during the growing season.

The reason for this is explained in our WEED CONTROL ARTICLE. Basically selective herbicides generally target one type of plant or another. In this case, the grass killer is pretty specific and won’t affect flowers, shrubs, trees or even most vegetables. There are some exceptions to this rule but if you review the label, you’ll see it’s OK to spray on most any common plant grown around the home.

Here are direct links to the label, product and article mentioned above. And if you have further questions or concerns, let us know. You may always e-mail or call us toll free 1-800-877-7290.

http://www.bugspray.net/labels/poast_grass_killer_label.pdf

Grassy Weed Killer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/poast-grass-killer

jonathan

www.bugspray.com

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I am looking for a pre-emergent agent. I have a native prarie that is being invaded by cold season grasses.  I only want to kill those grasses. I understand that fluazifop and sethoxydim are save for broadleafs. I’m not sure which of your products would attach this problem. Can you suggest?

After looking over some labels, it looks like the GRASS KILLER post emerge might be Okay to use over bluestem and forbes. I’m not 100% sure on this so you may want to treat a small area to confirm before doing anything extensive. But there are no warnings on the label and from the documentation I’ve found, it appears that any invasive grassy weed would succumb to the Grass Killer and most prairie grass is strong enough to handle this approach. But as I see it, treating before the grassy weeds arrives would be smart and some pre emerge would be ideal for this need.

The one I would recommend would be SURFLAN. It’s active on most anything trying to grow from seed and 2-3 treatments a year should do it. I’ve got labels posted on these here:

http://www.bugspray.net/labels/poast_grass_killer_label.pdf

http://www.bugspray.net/labels/surflan_label.pdf

The products can be seen here:

Grassy Weed Killer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/poast-grass-killer

Surlfan: http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/pre-emerge/surflan-pre-emergent

Hope this helps.

jonathan
www.bugspray.com
1-800-877-7290

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Is there any grass and weed killer that is safe for plants and pets?  The plants are Hibiscus and Clematis and the pets are cats.

Thank You for any help you can give me.

First, the herbicides we have listed in our WEED CONTROL ARTICLE won’t pose a hazard to people or pets when used properly. We have some SAFETY VIDEOS that cover everything you need to know regarding the safe use, mixing and storage of these products. One of the most important things you can do is keep the pet away when treating the yard and then keep them away till the area dries. This is usually no longer than 2 hours. Once dry there is no danger to people or pets and everyone can walk over these surfaces like they did before.

Second, there are only a few products which can be safely used over beneficial plants. One that should do the job is GRASS KILLER. On it’s label Grass Killer cites it’s Okay for use on hibiscus but I wasn’t able to find anything on the Clematis. Just to be safe, I suggest spraying around those plants and if you limit your application to just the weeds, I’m fairly confident you won’t bother them if they are a broadleaf. To be sure just test a small section by spraying it and letting it sit for 3-5 days to see if anything happens.

In summary, there are products that can be safely used around your sensitive plants. The key is knowing the label and in some cases “testing” to be sure. I also advise mixing accurately to be sure you don’t “overdose” it.

Here are direct links to the information and products mentioned above:

http://www.lawn-weeds.com/weed-control

http://www.lawn-weeds.com/product-safety

Grassy Weed Killer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/poast-grass-killer

jonathan
www.bugspray.com

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I have an irises bed…………established in it’s 2nd year.

It is overtaken with weeds…………and I am having a hard time…controling them.

What do you recomend without killing my irises??

Take some time to review the information we have in our WEED CONTROL ARTICLE. There is a section just one WEEDS IN FLOWER BEDS which offers up some options. You don’t mention which type of weeds you have so I’m thinking either GRASS KILLER or the BASAGRAN will be needed; maybe both.

Direct links to this information and products are here including labels on both products:

http://www.lawn-weeds.com/weed-control#flower

http://www.lawn-weeds.com/weed-control

Grassy Weed Killer:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/poast-grass-killer

Basagran: http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/basagran-sa

Labels:

http://www.bugspray.net/labels/poast_grass_killer_label.pdf

http://www.bugspray.net/labels/basagran_label.pdf

jonathan
www.bugspray.com

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I have some Eraser AQ that we used to kill invasive weeds in our pond. Recently we had a hot-mix asphalt drive way installed on our existing clay gravel road bed.  Now our grasses (Bermuda, Cetepede, and Bahia Grass) are all comming up through the asphalt.  Wanted to know if Eraser AQ could be used to control these grasses coming through then asphalt??

As explained in our LAWN WEED CONTROL ARTICLE, the Eraser is an active that will kill any plant. The AQ is no different. However, you’ll need to use it over and over during the course of any one season and this will not only take a lot of time but in the end a big cost. Eraser is a bit pricey since it’s formulated for the more “refined” aquatic environment.

Instead I suggest you use PRAMITOL EC. One application in the spring should be all you need. It’s soil sterilizing active means you should get a good 3-6 months control which in the long run will prove to save both time and money. I have several cracks in my pavement which allow weeds to grow but one treatment with the Pramitol and I’m done worrying about them for the year. I like to treat early April before the weeds start showing. Pramitol will kill everything but it’s not the fastest acting. If you do apply some and want the fastest results on the weeds currently standing, be sure to add some of the Eraser this first time you use it. Pramitol and Eraser mixed in the same tank is fine and combined will kill both what’s growing quickly and prevent anything new for many months to come. My guess is a good job done now should last most if not the whole year.

Here are direct links to this information and products:

http://www.lawn-weeds.com/weed-control

Pramitol: http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/pramitol-25e

jonathan

www.bugspray.com

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I have a gal of your weedar 64 that I used to use in my strawberry patch which I have since removed, can I use this weedar 64 on my lawn to kill weeds, and if so how much per gal would I use
Thanks for your time.

B.G.

Weedar works on a wide range of broadleaf weeds and can be sprayed over grass. Use it at the rate of .75 oz per gallon of water per 1000/sq ft of turf. More information on this product can be seen here:

Weedar: http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/weedar-64-gallon

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How do I kill Japanese clover in my St. augustine Floratam lawn without killing the grass?

We’ve had great results with the ATRAZINE for clover. It can handle a wide range of weeds and safe for use on St Augustine.

Here is a direct link to it in our cart:

Atrazine:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/atrazine-quart

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What would be the rate to mix in a one gallon sprayer to be used to spot spray crabgrass in centipeed lawn.

We have some generic information posted here:

Atrazine: http://www.bugspraycart.com/yard/herbicide/atrazine-quart

The full label is posted here:

http://www.bugspray.net/labels/atrazine_label.pdf

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