David from Grosse Tete La writes,
Looking for a weed killer
I'm looking for a weed killer for crab grass (stickers) and clover without hurting my ST Augustine grass. I have these stickers everywhere in my good grass.
Unfortunately their is not a selective product that will remove crabgrass from St. Augustine. St. Augustine is a very fragile grass, and so most selective products that are labeled to remove crabgrass and not your real grass, will hurt the St. Augustine. It is recommended to kill the crabgrass with a round up type product, like Ranger Pro, which will also kill just the St. Augustine around the crabgrass that it is sprayed on, and then a couple weeks later re-seed those areas with new St. Augustine.
Image 70 DG is labeled for the sandbur and white clover as well as crabgrass suppression though.
For long term control though, you should apply a pre-emergent in the late fall and early spring which will prevent new crabgrass from coming up next year. If you apply pre-emergent every year, you should not have issues with crabgrass long term. Dimension 2EW is one of our most popular pre-emergents for crabgrass. Dimension would also be good for the clover and stickers.
Answer last updated on: 01/17/2015