Fertilome Weed Free Zone is a combination of four proven Weed Killers: 2,4-D, mecoprop-p, dicamba and carfentrazone-ethyl. Post-emergent applications of this product will control a wide range of broadleaf lawn weeds in residential lawns. Fertilome Weed Free Zone is fast acting with noticeable effects just hours after the application and plants death within 7-14 days after the application.
|Active Ingredient:||2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester - 10.49% |
Mecoprop-p, acid - 2.66%
Dicamba, acid - 0.67%
Carfentrazone-ethyl - 0.54%
|Target pests:||Clover, Ground Ivy, Spurge, Chickweed, Dandelion, Genbit, Oxalis, Poison Ivy, Purslane, Shepherds Purse, Thistle, Virginia Buttonweed, Wild Onion and others |
See label for complete list
|For use in:||Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, Red Fescue, Colonial Bentgrass, Common Bermuda Grass, Hybrid Bermuda Grass, Bahia Grass, Zoysia Grass, Buffalo Grass, St. Augustine and Centipede Grass|
|Application:||1.5 oz - 2 oz. per gallon of water per 1,000 sq. ft. |
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed on label|
|Coverage Area:||Up to 21,300 sq. ft.|
|Manufactured By:||VPG (UPC: 732221105249)|
Controls over 80 of the toughest to control broadleaf weeds. Trimec is a combination of four proven Weed Killers, 2,4-D, mecoprop-p, dicamba and carfentrazone-ethyl. Postemergent applications of this product control a wide range of broadleaf lawn weeds in residential lawns.
When to Apply
Spray when broadleaf weeds are young and actively growing for best results. Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone may be applied in the Spring, Summer, or Fall.
Spring and Fall treatments under adequate soil moisture conditions are preferred to the Summer treatments. Generally, Summer broadcast applications to older, drought stressed weeds are less effective.
Broadcast (entire areas) applications or follow-up applications at 2-6 week intervals are recommended for more mature Weeds, for dense infestations, and for adverse environmental conditions.
Spot treatments during summer may be appropriate for sparse infestations, or as a follow-up treatment, or any time broadleaf weeds are susceptible.
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39 of 39 people found this review helpful:
By Tony in Denver, Colorado on April 28, 2011
Weed Free Zone is the best weed killer I have ever used. Not only does it work flawlessly, but the weeds are brown and shriveled in as little as two days. Sure it's pricey, but it WORKS. So many times I have tried other weed killers from companies such as Ortho, like you get at a home center, and it takes forever to kill the weeds. WFZ is the champion of weed killers in my book. Not the most environmentally friendly product out there, but when you need weeds killed and killed fast, you can't beat WFZ.
26 of 26 people found this review helpful:
The Eradication of Creeping Charlie (ground Ivy) by FWFZ
By Robert in Plymouth, MN on October 6, 2011
I was pointed toward Fertilome Weed Free Zone by my next door neighbor. I have applied one spraying with hand pump sprayer and noticed instant results and had to respray very little on second application. It is remarkable how fast it acts and kills the creeping charlie which is the hardest most evasive weed on my property. I highly recommend this product and will be buying more from DoMyOwnPestControl.com. Thanks, R.Y.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful:
Weed Free Zone
By Larry in Cincinnati, OH on August 15, 2011
Weed Free Zone is the only product that I have found that will control wild violets in my grass. But, it does take more than one application especially on older, more mature plants. Of course it works great on the regular broad leaf weeds too. Don't forget to use a surfactant so that the product will wet the leaves.
14 of 22 people found this review helpful:
Weed Free Zone for Dandelions
By Daryl in Battle Creek, MI on May 8, 2011
I have been using this Fertilome Weed Free Zone on Dandelions for three years. I have been individually hand spraying them because they said not to use a broadcast sprayer. Applying it is in the spring and twice in September as instructed. I have more than when I started. I think it actually multiplies them. It does not appear to have any killing affect on dandelions at all. Very high cost for very poor performance. Recommend not wasting your money.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful:
Best I've used
By Alan in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY on May 1, 2012
I have used many products in attempts to control weeds in my fescue lawn. Weed Free Zone works better than anything that I have used. It may cost more for the container but it works and that is my main concern.
By J. in Oklahoma City, OK on May 11, 2015
I live in Oklahoma and have a lawn with more weeds than grass. Products from this site have saved my life several times so I did my research, and read great reviews for WFZ. I purchased some along with a Chapin hose end sprayer. I applied the product as directed and assumed I would see some results in a few days. Nothing, so I waited a week, nothing, so I waited for 10 days-it has been two weeks and the weeds are slightly lighter in color-thats it! I am on a budget and am very disappointed about the money I spent needlessly and quite baffled considering the reviews! Where do I go from here? BTW, I love the sprayer-reviews were spot on with it...
Fertilome Weed Free Zone
By James in Piney Flats, tn on November 17, 2014
This product will kill wild onions. I add a little dish washing detergent to the recommended mixture.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By Rod in Buckley,Illinois on September 7, 2014
I used it as directed,and killed clover and creeping charlie!I will surely buy this again!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Exactly what it says!
By B. in Savannah, GA on May 6, 2014
Broad leaf weeds had no chance with this stuff. Even better, the lawn was completely undamaged. I am very pleased with Fertilome Weed Free Zone and highly recommend it. Absolutely accurate when used as directed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
WEED FREE ZONE
May 31, 2013
The best weed killer i've ever used. Been using for 7/8 years and am completely satisfied. Use about 3 qts a year on house area, 1 1/2 acre+ and camp. Saved $200 by getting case of 12 qts.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By Bill in Tulsa, OK on May 27, 2013
I bought this product to control/kill wild violets in my common bermuda grass lawn. It knocked them out with one application. Expect some light yellowing of grass but it didn't do any serious damage and turf came back in one or two mowings.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By William in Chesterfield, VA on May 26, 2013
Put it on about 2 weeks ago and the weeds are gone. I have a 1 acre lot and 2 bottles were not enough--will order 3 next time. Fetilome Weed Free Zone is the best weed killer I have ever applied--will use it exclusively from now on. That said, it does not kill bermuda grass (a grass I think of as a weed) nor will it kill new weeds that are now sprouting from the ground--now I need a good pre-emergent for this fall
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Fran in Delta, Co. on May 22, 2013
I live in western colorado and the weed in my yard and garden that i fight most is bindweed, this is the only thing i have found that works and an added benefit . . . it doesn't kill the grass.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Good weed killer
By Jim in Wanatah Indiana on April 23, 2013
So far so good. I'm trying to eradicate Creeping Charlie from our back yard. I followed the instructions and three days later the ivy started to turn a darker brown and shrivel up on the leaves ends. It is a hard ivy to get rid of. I've tried many of the "brand name" killers and have had minimal success. I will update in a week or so.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By John on April 9, 2013
I aerated & over-seeded last fall and had a lot of weeds this spring. This stuff works not cheap but it gets results. Use a surfactant with this herbicide for better results! I will be buying more!
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March 30, 2011 Dorothy asked:
QWill Fertilome Weed Free Zone be harmful to my dog if he eats grass sprayed with it after it has dried?
AAfter Fertilome Weed Free Zone has dried it should pose no threat to your dog even if he eats a bit of grass that has been treated.
March 15, 2011 Rick asked:
QHow soon can I seed after using Fertilome Weed Free Zone?
March 8, 2013
Carolyn from La Grange, Tx 78945 asked:
QHow long does fertilome weed free zone stay in the ground?
I want to clear an area for replanting at some point with broadleaf flowers. How long will it be active?
AWeed Free Zone stays active for up to 30 days in the soil. We recommend you wait at least 30 days before planting in the soil.
October 19, 2011
Mike from Connersville, Indiana asked:
QWhen is the correct time to apply Weed Free Zone for wild violets in Fescue?
I'm wanting to spray my yard to kill the weeds off this fall. Is it too late to use this in central Indiana? I did this a few weeks ago but the wild violets survived! Should I increase the mixture to kill these? I have bluegrass, fescue mix grasses.
AAccording to the Fertilome Weed Free product label: Spring and Fall treatments under adequate soil moisture conditions are preferred to the Summer treatments. Generally, Summer broadcast applications to older, drought stressed weeds are less effective. Broadcast (entire areas) applications or follow-up applications at 2-6 week intervals are recommended for more mature Weeds, for dense infestations, and for adverse environmental conditions. Spot treatments during summer may be appropriate for sparse infestations, or as a follow-up treatment, or any time broadleaf weeds are susceptible. For more specific information or application tips we recommend that you contact the manufacturer directly. You can reach VPG at 888-583-5296.
July 20, 2013
Bill from Sioux City, Ia asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Fertilome Weed Free Zone? What kind of a storage environment shall I provide?
AThe shelf life will be determined by how you store it. If you keep it in a temperature stable environment and out of direct sunlgiht it can last between 3 and 5 years.
April 24, 2015
Thomas from Bowling Green, Ky asked:
QFertilome Weed Free Zone on Bermuda grass?
How will this affect my lawn which is rich in Bermuda grass? Is it designed to only kill broadleaf weeds and not grasses?
A Fertilome Weed Free Zone is safe to use on established Bermuda. It does not kill grasses that are labeled as tolerant.
April 16, 2015
G. from Navarre, Fl. asked:
QCan Southern AG Vantage Grass Killer be mixed with Fertilome Weed Free Zone for application purposes?
I have a centipede lawn and they both work well I'm just curios to know if they can be combined and administered simultaneously. Thanks
A We would not recommend tank mixing Fertilome Weed Free Zone with Southern Ag Vantage Grass Killer. Fertilome Weed Free Zone does not have label instructions for tank mixing combinations and tank mixing Grass Killer with some postemergence broadleaf herbicides has shown some reduction or failure to control some grassy weeds that would otherwise be controlled.
April 14, 2015
Cindy from Lexington, Nc asked:
QCan you graze horses after use of Fertilome Weed Free Zone?
Is it safe to graze horses or cows immediately after use - if not what are the restrictions
April 4, 2015
Kile from Texarkana, Texas asked:
QHave gilmore 362 hose end sprayer. Fertilome weed free zone sates to use 2 oz per 1000 ft.
What seting do I use?
A We apologize but we are not familiar with the Gilmore hose end sprayer that you have. That being said normally hose end sprayers are not recommended for use of herbicides as there is no way to accurately know when you have put down the correct amount of product over the correct amount of area with that unit. You can try setting it at 1oz per gallon and use 2 gallons per 1000 sq/ft.
April 3, 2015
Justin from Fayetteville Ga asked:
QWhen to mow? Before or after application?
I live in GA and have a centipede lawn. I haven't mowed yet but am wondering if I should apply this before or after I do. What is the time frame for waiting to apply or after applying?
A Normally when applying any type of herbicide you want to delay mowing at least 2-3 days before putting down the product, and then 2-3 days after as well to give the grass full time to absorb the application.
March 30, 2015
Jim from Naples, Fl asked:
QWhat is a safe post emergent herbicide to use in a bahia grass lawn
A Fertilome Weed Free zone would be a great choice for you. Just be sure that it is labeled to treat the weeds are looking to kill.
October 27, 2014
A from Portales, Nm asked:
QIs there a best time of day to apply Weed Free Zone? Are there any hours of the day to be avoided, such as lat
Applications of Fertilome Weed Free Zone may be done at any time during the day. However, to reduce risk of lawn injury, avoid spraying drought stressed lawns or when temperatures are above 90°F.
September 29, 2014
Jimmy from Lafayette, La asked:
QTemperature to apply Weed Free Zone in South for Virginia Button Weed
I applied it last year with temperature about 85 plus deg, it killed some areas of my lawn grass (St. Aug, Bermuda mix), What temperature to you recommend to apply it.
With any post emergent like Fertilome Weed Free Zone you want to be sure to apply when temps are consecutively below 85 degrees.
August 11, 2014
Tony from Chester, Vt 05143 asked:
QWhat is the setting for the Ortho Dial N Spray?
I am trying to knock out ground ivy and wild onion in my Kentucky blue grass/fescue lawn in Vermont. After first attempt, the ground ivy rebounded and became worse. I think I used the wrong mix ratio (too weak) and just pissed it off.
A Fertilome Weed Free Zone product label recommends mixing 0.75 - 1.5 fl. oz. per gallon of water. For Ground Ivy we would recommend using the highest rate of 1.5 oz. per gallon of water. If the product instructions say to use 1.5 ounces per gallon of water, then the Ortho Dial N Spray should be set to the 1.5 oz mark if available. Broadcast (entire areas) applications or follow-up applications should be done at a 2-6 week interval which is recommended for more mature Weeds, for dense infestations, and for adverse environmental conditions.
August 9, 2014
Lee from St. Paul, Mn asked:
QWill Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone kill nightshade?
A No, Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone is not labeled to kill nightshade. We would need to know exactly what type of nightshade you have so that we can give you a better recommendation.