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It is very important to use a surfactant or spreader/sticker with this product to maximize its effectiveness.
Fertilome Over the Top II Weed Killer is a systemic selective broad spectrum post-emergent herbicide that can be sprayed over desired plants listed on product label to control annual and perennial grasses. Fertilome Over the Top II can be used on vegetables, gardens, trees, shrubs, ornamentals and ground covers and stops growth of weed grasses within 2 days.
This product is not to be used to control grasses in lawns or turf.
|Active Ingredient:||Sethoxydim (Poast) - 18.0%|
|Target pests:||Bermudagrass, Crabgrass, Foxtails, Quackgrass And Other Weedy Grasses
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Residential areas|
|Application:||1 oz. and 1 oz. of oil concentrate per gallon of water per 1,800 sq. ft.
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed on label|
|Yield:||Makes 8 gallons of solution|
|Coverage Area:||Treats up to 14,600 sq. ft.|
|Shipping Weight:||0.56 lbs|
Over the Top II Grass Killer is a selective systemic grass killer to eliminate existing weedy grasses growing in and around plant beds, landscapes, and individual shrubs and trees. It can be used through a hose-end sprayer according to the directions of the sprayer used or through a tank-type sprayer. Over the Top II can also be used around listed fruit and vegetable areas, see label, wherever listed weedy grasses occur. Use only tank-type sprayer.
Over the Top II kills most annual and hard-to-kill perennial grasses up to 1 foot high, including the examples listed below in one or two applications. Younger, actively growing seedling weeds are more easily killed than older, mature, well-established grassy weeds which may require a repeat application for control. Adding oil concentrate may help control of grassy weeds.
- Broadleaf Signalgrass
- Crabgrass - Large, Smooth
- Fall Panicum
- Foxtails - Giant, Green, Yellow
- Johnsongrass - Seedling, Rhizome
- Orchardgrass - Seedling
- Tall Fescue - Seedling
- Texas Panicum
- Wild Proso Millet
- Wirestem Muhly
- Wooly Cupgrass
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48 of 49 people found this review helpful:
By Tim in Kansas on 05/26/2011
This Over the Top II is a great product that works very well as long as you follow the instructions to the letter. You must use an oil additive with it, such as Spreader Sticker, because all grass, even crab grass, has a waxy coating that causes water and chemicals to bead up and run off, thus greatly reducing the effectiveness of any chemical. I used Spreader Sticker with the Over the Top II and all of the crab grass that I sprayed had stopped growing after 24 hours and was completely dead within 10 days. Of course I sprayed the crab grass when it was still relatively small. It also worked, with the same result, on the Bermuda grass I sprayed.
27 of 28 people found this review helpful:
Did the job
By Charles in Foley,AL on 10/13/2012
Have been looking for something to get rid of the Bermudia grass in my lawn without killing my Cenipede grass. Tried this product and it eliminated the problem. It did so well that some of my neighbors saw what happened to my lawn and now they are using this product as well.
24 of 26 people found this review helpful:
By Bill in Fairfield, CA on 07/07/2012
I am currently using this product to kill the grass that is growing in my Strawberry Groundcover. It looks like it is working. I was dubious, since I could not find an Ortho or Monsanto product that claimed to kill grass but leave groundcover unharmed. However, I am also incredibly lazy, so I decided to try it. It works.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful:
By Lloyd in lakeville in. on 07/04/2011
a lot of products you purchase today are not as advertised,fertilome over the top11 grass killer works very well,the service i received was fast and accurate,if i need any more i will certainly get it from do my own.thank you L.R.McCoige.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful:
Over The Top II
By Alton in Bandon OR on 06/23/2014
This takes care of the grass without damaging my wife's perennials and moss.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful:
KILL THEM WEEDS
By Joe in 38135 on 09/19/2013
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By Jg in Tuscaloosa, AL on 08/05/2013
Using to kill crabgrass in Centipede grass. Product seems to be working. It's been about a week and weeds started yellowing. My yard has gotten very infested with crabgrass. But this seems to be working. Lawn is still alive.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By in Tallahassee, FL on 07/23/2013
I bought more only because I missed spots with the 1st bottle. Takes about 2 weeks to kill the bermuda grass in my centipede. As I walk around the yard I see I'll have to buy another bottle, but it works!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful:
Fertilome over the top II grass killer
By Oliver in Yulee, Fl on 10/24/2012
I have used this product about weeks ago and it appears to be knocking down the bermuda grass with no apparent damage to my St. Augustine. I also used it in my front yard where I had the bermuda coming into my newly installed Zenith Zoysia. I just tried a small area, but it appears safe for the Zoysia as well.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By Brian in New York City, NY on 09/04/2012
I mixed it according to the label, along with spreader, sprayed on some weeds and grass, it killed both. What's up with that? I will try again, maybe I mixed it wrong.
9 of 17 people found this review helpful:
Needs to be mixed with Oil Concentrate
By Tom in Hamilton, MA on 08/18/2012
I thought it would be just a matter of mixing with water, but the directions say to mix with "oil concentrate". I now see that it's mentioned in bold red font on the website, not sure how I missed it. After some research I found that this refers to Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides which I'm sure would have worked great, but I really wanted to get this stuff applied as the weeds were choking out my low lying juniper plants. I didn't want to wait another week to get it, and it's not cheap, so I mixed it with Jet-Dry for dishwashers. It's the non-ionic property that is important, but many farmers just use laundry detergent or dish-washing liquid which is not non-ionic as it's far cheaper. I applied it 2 weeks ago and have not noticed any significant change. I called Do My Own Pest Control and left a message 5 days ago and never heard back from them. Fertilome has no customer support that I could find.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful:
By M in Danville, Va on 08/15/2012
I used the Fertilome Over The Top II Grass Killer with the Surfactant by the instructions on the label. It got rid of 95% of the weedy grass that was growing in my Juniper ground cover. I will make one more application and it should get rid of all the weedy grass. The products were shipped quickly and I received them sooner than I expected.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful:
Wire grass killer
By Peter in Edinburg, VA on 06/08/2012
Used this material over a very heavy wire grass infested area in our garden to reclaim 2 beds to use this year. It killed the wire grass completely. Used a commercial surfactant in place of "spray oil" (cheaper per oz). Does NOT control any broadleaf weeds so will have to repeat with Roundup. Did not work well where I sprayed lightly so will cover heavier next time. Will use again .
7 of 9 people found this review helpful:
Didn't do the job!
By Cecil in Tijeras, New Mexico on 05/27/2012
This product seems to be slowly killing the irises and 2 applications haven't done any harm to the grass we were trying get rid of...so my rating is 0 stars!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
Didn't seem to work for me
By Bill in Cornelius, OR on 06/23/2011
We have an area along a RR Track that is mixed periwinkle and weeds, mostly grasses and grain. When I tried it I saw no kill or even yellowing after 3 weeks of cool weather. I would try it again but we are now into summer and natural die back. I will try it again a little earlier next year. I really hope it works because it would solve a big problem here.
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03/20/2012 David from Cleveland Ohio
QRecommended Weed Killer for flower bed and around tree/shrubs?
I have a lot weeds in my shrub bed and I would like to use something that would kill the weeds but not the trees and shrubs.
AWe do carry a few products that can be used in flower beds and around trees and shrubs. Fertilome Over The Top Grass Killer (post emergent), Hi Yield Weed and Grass Stopper (pre-emergent) and Dimension 2EW (pre-emergent) and several others. We recommend you identify the weeds you are having issues with before selecting a product as most products only work for the weeds they list on their product labels. You can contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff if you need help identifying weeds. The master gardener can also tell you what type of herbicide will work best in your region right now (pre or post emergent) and won't damage your ornamental plants. Always be sure to read the product label of the product you select before purchasing to make sure the weeds you are trying to eliminate are listed and the ornamental plants you have are listed as a species that is tolerant to the herbicide. All product labels (for the products we carry) can be found on the individual product pages under the pictures of the product.
QWhat is the oil concentrate that is mentioned in mixing instructions?
AThe oil concentrate is a surfactant. Most herbicides should always be mixed with a non-ionic surfactant. This is because since grass and plants have waxy coatings on them, most herbicides that are mixed with water do not stick very well to this waxy coating. Adding a surfactant breaks down the wax on the grass or ornamentals and allows the solution to stick and work much better. We sell the non-ionic surfactant on our website and it is also linked on the Fertilome Over-The-Top page.
02/26/2012 Margaret from 9155 Wingtip Dr. , Houston, Tx 77075
QIs over the top II safe for rose bushes?
I have bermuda grass creeping in my rose garden. It is hard to pull up that pesky stuff. I would like to kill the bermuda grass but keep my roses safe.
AYes, Over the top can be used over ornamentals, including roses. Just make sure you use it at the labeled rate on the instructions.
01/10/2012 Randy from Belfast,va.
QIs Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer safe for strawberries and raspberries?
AFertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer is labeled for use for both raspberries and strawberries. It is important to read and follow the product label to ensure you follow the pre harvest interval guidelines.
03/24/2013 Randy from Edgerton
QIs Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer safe for asparagus?
Plants are 3years estabolished
AFertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer is labeled for use on asparagus plants.
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05/12/2015 Jason from Pa
QHow much Hi-Yield Spreader Sticker to add to Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer per gallon?
ADifferent surfactants will offer different ratios and dilutions for various applications and treatments. If you are applying Hi-Yield Spreader Sticker with Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer you will mix 2 to 4 teaspoons per gallon of water to the amount of Fertilome Over the Top needed for your specific application. Please refer to the product label for complete instructions.
05/08/2015 Greg from United States
QWhat is a post emergent herbicide that controls grassy and broad leaf weeds in asiatic jasmine?
AYou could use a product like Fertilome Over The Top II grass killer to control any grassy weeds currently coming up in the asiatic jasmine ground cover that you have. There are not any post emergent products that can be broadcast over ground covers or ornamentals for broad leaf weeds that wont harm everything you spray it over. You would have to hand pull or spot spray with round up on any broadleaf weeds coming up in the jasmine. To prevent having to treat with a post emergent throughout the year, you can treat with a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent both grassy and broad leaf weeds from coming up in your jasmine. One of our best products for that would be Snapshot.
04/22/2015 Beverly from Glasgow, Kentucky
QCan Fertilome Over the Top II Weed Killer be used on Iris beds?
03/30/2015 Julie from Richfield
QAspen trees not on Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer label?
A Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer should not harm Aspen trees as Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer is designed to kill grasses.
05/30/2014 Greta from Wingmac In Zone 5
QWill this product be safe over well established hostas
AYes, Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer is safe on ornamentals, including Hostas.
12/02/2013 Greg from Atlanta, Ga
QLooking for a selective Herbice to use in my flower garden that will kill Grass and Weeds.
I have a few Garden areas for flowers. I have bulb area that has Daffodils, Lily, Iris, Hyacinths. I also have many Perennials throughout my various Garden areas. I am hoping something will kill grass and weeds but not harm my flowers.
AWe do carry a few products that can be used in flower beds, gardens, and around trees and shrubs that kills a variety of grass and grassy weeds. Fertilome Over The Top Grass Killer mixed with a Non Ionic Surfactant would be a great selective herbicide that can be used as a post emergent to kill actively growing weeds. However, we strongly recommend you identify the weeds you are having issues with before selecting a product as most products only work for the weeds and/or grass they list on their product labels. You can contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff if you need help identifying weeds. The master gardener can also tell you what type of herbicide will work best in your region right now (pre or post emergent) and won't damage your ornamental plants. Always be sure to read the product label of the product you select before purchasing to make sure the weeds you are trying to eliminate are listed and the ornamental plants you have are listed as a species that is tolerant to the herbicide. All product labels (for the products we carry) can be found on the individual product pages under the pictures of the product.
09/03/2013 Greg from Chula Vista , Ca
QIs Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer safe to use on dymondia ground cover?
AWe do not recommend applying Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer. Killing weeds in Dymondia Ground Cover is very difficult. We recommend either pulling the weeds, or spot treating with a glyphosate product like Round up. You can also speak with your local Master Gardener at your local Cooperative Extension Office.
05/30/2012 R from Orlandi, Fl
QCan Over the Top II be safely used on Empire zoisia yards to kill weed grasses?
AOver the top is intended to kill grass like bermuda and zoysia in ornamental beds. To get rid of grassy weeds out of zoysia we recommend using Certainty which is a selective herbicide that will kill weeds and not your grass.
05/13/2012 Dawniel from Mansfiled, Ohio
QWill Over the Top kill grasses growing in sweet woodruff, black-eyed susans, and hostas?
These plants were not listed on the product label
AOver The Top II is listed for black eyed Susans so there shouldn't be a problem using the product as directed on the product label around this plant. Since Over The Top II does not list hostas or sweet woodruff we would recommend the product be applied around not over these plants. If that's not doable then don't use the product on those plants without testing them for tolerance on a few plants before wide scale use.