Speedzone Southern is a selective post-emergent herbicide that provides excellent and fast broadleaf weed control in sensitive southern turf grasses. SpeedZone Southern controls tough weeds such as dollarweed, creeping beggarweed, clover, plantain, ground ivy and spurge with a fast-acting response time. You will see weeds start reacting within hours. Speedzone is also rainfast within 3 hours, meaning it will stay on weeds even if it rains the night after you spray. SpeedZone Southern is labeled for use on grasses such as Bahiagrass, Buffalograss, centepedegrass, Hybrid Bermudagrass, Common Bermudagrass, Kikuyugrass, Seaside Paspalum, St. Augustine and Zoysiagrass.
|Active Ingredient:||Carfentrazone-ethyl - 0.54%
2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester - 10.49 %
Mecoprop-p acid - 2.66%
dicamba acid - 0.67%
|Target pests:||A wide variety of broadleaf weeds including dollarweed, creeping beggarweed, clover, plantain, ground ivy and spurge
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Bahiagrass, Buffalograss, centepedegrass, Hybrid Bermudagrass, Common Bermudagrass, Kikuyugrass, Seaside Paspalum, St. Augustine and Zoysiagrass
* See label for complete list
|Application:||0.75 - 1.8 oz. per 0.1 - 5 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft.
* See label for complete application instructions
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AR, CO, CT, DC, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NE, ND, NM, RI, SD, TX, VT, WA, WI, WY, AK, MA|
|Manufactured By:||PBI Gordon Corporation (UPC: 070251656769)|
Speedzone Southern is a post-emergent herbicide that provides excellent and fast broadleaf weed control in sensitive southern turf grasses. SpeedZone Southern controls tough weeds such as dollarweed, creeping beggarweed, clover, plantain, ground ivy and spurge with a fast-acting response time. You will see weeds start reacting within hours. Speedzone is also rainfast within 3 hours, meaning it will stay on weeds even if it rains the night after you spray. SpeedZone Southern is labeled for use on grasses such as Bahiagrass, Buffalograss, centepedegrass, Hybrid Bermudagrass, Common Bermudagrass, Kikuyugrass, Seaside Paspalum, St. Augustine and Zoysiagrass.
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19 of 19 people found this review helpful:
Speed Zone Southern
By Jim in Virginia Beach, VA on 04/27/2012
My yard, approximately 3/4 acre, consists mainly of St. Augustine/fescue and was heavily infested with a variety of different weeds due mainly to lack of previous treatment (St. Augustine very sensitive to most herbicides). Mixed and applied SZS in accordance with directions at a rate 1.5 fl oz mixed in 2 gal. quantities per 1000sf. Positive results noticed within 2 days with approximately 98 percent positive results in 2 weeks (as advertised). Surprisingly, same species of weeds responded with a less positive results during same time periods. This may be due to uneven application caused by varying pump pressure as chemical was distributed. Distribution was performed using a hand pressurized fan sprayer with a 2 gal capacity. Little or no turf damage observed.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful:
Very effective stuff
By Alex in Cral Srings, FL on 01/14/2014
I'm a first time homeowner in South Florida. Being such when I purchased my home I didn't have the slightest clue that there are things called weeds that slowly choke and take over your grass if left untouched. 4 years later my lawn was a mess. But in those four years I have grown to be an adept do it yourself homeowner. So after sodding about 25% of my lawn that was completely choked with weeds, I had to figure out how to get rid of the weed in the other areas. Most of which was anywhere from 40-65% weed mixed with grass. I also had some of the toughest weeds to kill. The toughest one was the creeping beggar weed. I didn't find anything from my research that treated it effectively without killing grass. And believe me I did a ton of research down to whatís the best method of getting rid of each individual type of weed in my lawn. After about 2 weeks of fruitless searching I found a website mentioning this herbicide as being extremely effective. So I bought and then applied it per the instruction and after just one application my yard is now only 10-20% weed! This stuff is AMAZING!! Killed 4 years of weed in just one application! Furthermore, my grass stayed completely green without any negative effect from the herbicide (St. Augustine) I was hesitant to buy it at first because of the price but itís completely worth it. Also there's enough herbicide here to last you anywhere from 3-5 years so in the long run its cheaper than most of the stuff you will buy at home depot. In fact comparing this to even the best thing home depot has to offer is like comparing an NFL team to a high school team. If you have the types of weed that this herbicide is designed for just stop searching for anything else and buy this. If you use it correctly it will destroy your weed without harming your grass.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful:
By Dave in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on 05/24/2011
Great Stuff. Killed the dollar weed but not my St. Augustine grass.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By in York, SC on 06/06/2013
Got the Speedzone Southern Herbicide, sprayed it on as per the instructions and it quickly went to work. Took about 2 days for the burr weed to start dying. It is all gone now and two weeks later the Bermuda is coming in strong that the burr weed had been choking out before. Good stuff Thanks.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Speed zone southern
By Danny in Douglas/mass on 04/08/2012
Works very well I work in the green industry use to the correct rate and application works very well and rain fast
By Mark in Tallahassee FL on 03/19/2016
I put SpeedZone Southern out early in the season. Probably too early but I had a lot of weeds. I watched it for a couple of days but saw no results. After a couple of weeks the weeds started turning brown and dying. In time it worked great but I really think if I had waited until spring officially began it might have worked even faster.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Quicker than you think
By B in Valdosta, GA on 01/19/2016
Proven winner for Southern turf. Kills broadleaf weeds faster than the rest. The added ingredient Carfentrazone is the key to the "Speed" Follow the instructions, use the proper equipment, and watch the weeds die.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By S. in Hertford, NC on 08/09/2015
I've struggled with beggar weed in our zoysia grass for several years. I tried the usual "weed selective" Ortho's Weed Be Gone sold through the warehouse stores to no avail. For that matter, it's totally disappointing at removing most any weed to include even a dandelion. I then studied Do My Own Pest Control's web site and learned of SpeedZone Southern Herbicide. Good stuff! Does what a selective weed killer is suppose to do. A little pricey but you get a large quantity that will last for quite some time.
Got rid of Japanese-Knot-Weed
By Milc in MA on 06/21/2014
Nothing worked well against Japanese-Knot-Weed until we found SpeedZone. We are glad we finally got rid of them. For other wide leaf weeds, I wish our State allows us to use the stronger one (red label).
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
SPEEDZONE FOR SOUTHERN YARDS
By Chris in Newport NC on 05/05/2014
I've used Speed zone in thpast with great results ( only spray that really destroys dollarweed). My landscaping supplier closed down and I've trying serveral standard Brand stuff in Lowes with dis-appointing results. Found Do My Own Pest Control via online search. They delivered in less than 5 days, I sprayed yard and the next morning you could see ALL the weeds beginning to die. Great product and great service by DoMy OwnPesrControl!!!! Next I'm working on moles (coming over from my neighbor's yard !
By Jason in maywood ne on 04/30/2014
Fast noticeable results next day found several weeds which started turning brown or dropping Did not hurt our Cody & Bowie buffalo grass and blue grass Smell is not as strong or long lasting as other products just enough smell to let you know its there.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful:
May be the best
By Anonymous in Fresno, Ca on 07/12/2013
We live in Fresno, Ca. Where "Everyone" has a gardener. Jose is a pretty bright guy and had this stuff on his truck. He applied it and it worked great. It seems to work better on more weeds than even Montery Chemicals. It is Very effective on spurge without burning the Bermuda.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Exactly what was represented
By Seth in La Habra, CA on 01/31/2013
The product was exactly as represented on the site. The shipping was reasonable time and cost wise. Smooth buying experience.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Speed Zone Southern
By Sc in Riegelwood NC on 11/08/2012
The product was delivered as promised. I used it on my yard which is about 2 acres. I really like the results on the clover and other weeds. It did not harm my grass. Highly recommend this product.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Invasive groundcover in FL
By David in Pensacola, FL on 05/16/2012
This was recommended by Ag Serv. as only herbicide to rid my FL panhandle yard of the dreaded: Tradescantia fluminensis- Common Names: green wandering Jew, small leaf spiderwort, white-flowered wandering Jew, inch plant, speedy Jenny. Which is a class 1 invasive species. It works..but the plants are so resilent..you have to keep at it..recommend this product for this species.
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QHow much SpeedZone Southern Herbicide do I mix with one gallon of water?
A You will need to use .55 fl oz -1.5 fl oz per 1,000 sq ft. Please refer to the product label fro the correct usage rate for your needs. Note: Sprayer calibration (volume of spray needed to treat 1,000 square feet) will vary with each individual operator.
Steps in Calibration:
1. Mark an area of 1,000 square feet (i.e. 20 by 50 feet or 25 by 40 feet).
2. Place the sprayer on a level surface and add water noting the final level of water in the spray tank.
3. Spray the marked area with a sufficient volume of water to provide uniform coverage. Refill the sprayer to the same level as before measuring the amount of water added. The measured water added to the sprayer is the volume needed to cover 1,000 square feet.
4. Determine the application rate (fl. oz./1,000 sq. ft.) for Speedzone Southern from the Recommendations section of this label.
5. To each volume of water used as measured in step 3, add the amount of Speedzone Southern as determined in step 4.
Example: If the sprayer uses 2 gallons of water to cover 1,000 square feet and the desired application rate of Speedzone Southern is 1.5 fluid oz./1,000 square feet, then you would add 1.5 fluid ounces of Speedzone Southern to every 2 gallons of water to be used."
You will need to use .55 fl oz -1.5 fl oz per 1,000 sq ft. Please refer to the product label fro the correct usage rate for your needs.
Note: Sprayer calibration (volume of spray needed to treat 1,000 square feet) will vary with each individual operator.
05/11/2012 Sara from Alma, Ga
QCan speedzone southern be used on centipede grass after temperatures reach above 90 degrees?
AAccording to the Speedzone Southern product label you are prohibited from broadcast spraying when temperatures reach 85F degrees or above and spot treatments may cause injury as well when temps reach 85F degrees.
QCan you use SpeedZone Southern Herbicide on Floratam Grass?
We have spotted spurge and many say not to use SpeedZone Southern Herbicide on our Floratam grass.
09/06/2013 Tj from Alpharetta, Ga
QAt what rate should i use speedzone southern in a 4 gallon backpack sprayer
09/17/2014 Terry from Oklahoma
QCan you add pre emergents with SpeedZone Southern for extended weed control?
AThe SpeedZone Southern Herbicide product label states that you should not use tank mixture combinations unless your experience indicates that your spray mixture is effective and will not result in objectionable turf injury.
03/08/2016 Thomas from North Carolina
QWhat is the shelf life of SpeedZone Southern?
A The shelf life on most liquid herbicides such as SpeedZone Southern all depends on how they are stored. If the product has been tightly sealed and kept out of sunlight and extreme temperatures, the shelf life is 3-5 years.
The shelf life on most liquid herbicides such as SpeedZone Southern all depends on how they are stored. If the product has been tightly sealed and kept out of sunlight and extreme temperatures, the shelf life is 3-5 years.
QWhat is the minimum temperature to spray SpeedZone Southern Herbicide?
A You should not use SpeedZone Southern†Herbicide†in temperatures above 85 degrees or below freezing. Weeds must be actively growing for it†to work properly. Be sure†to read the†product label†for complete usage instructions.
You should not use SpeedZone Southern†Herbicide†in temperatures above 85 degrees or below freezing. Weeds must be actively growing for it†to work properly. Be sure†to read the†product label†for complete usage instructions.
01/12/2016 Marc from Jacksonville, Fl
QCan I used Speedzone Southern Herbicide during winter here in Northeast Florida, or should I wait until early Spring?
A Speedzone Southern Herbicide is a post emergent herbicide which means it should only be applied to weeds that are actively growing and when soil temperatures are above 60-65 degrees. As long as the weeds are actively growing and have not entered the dormant state then you should see results with the product if you choose to apply it now. Otherwise you would want to wait until it warms up more in the Spring.
Speedzone Southern Herbicide is a post emergent herbicide which means it should only be applied to weeds that are actively growing and when soil temperatures are above 60-65 degrees. As long as the weeds are actively growing and have not entered the dormant state then you should see results with the product if you choose to apply it now. Otherwise you would want to wait until it warms up more in the Spring.
07/19/2015 Sarah from Richmond, Va
QWill SpeedZone Southern Herbicide hurt a rose bush?
07/18/2015 Sarah from Richmond,va
QWill Speed Zone Southern Herbicide hurt rose bushes?
I have Bermuda grass growing around my rose bushes that I would like to kill, but I don't want to harm my flowers.
A Speedzone Southern Herbicide is safe to use on bermudagrass, so it will not kill it.
Speedzone Southern Herbicide is safe to use on bermudagrass, so it will not kill it.
06/10/2015 Will from Knoxville
QCan SpeedZone Southern Herbicide be used on Fescue lawns?
06/07/2015 Christopher from Newton, Nc
QI live in Western Piedmont of NC. Which is a better choice for my area, SpeedZone Southern or SpeedZone Red?
AMost likely Speedzone Red would be better. Please be sure to check the label to make sure your specific turf grass is tolerant.
05/14/2015 Liz from Navarre, Florida
QWill SpeedZone Southern kill "chamber bitters"?
This weed comes in around June and lasts until cold weather comes. I've tried to pull it up by it's roots, however seeds might drop from under leaves and re-germinate.
ANo, SpeedZone Southern Herbicide is not labeled to kill Chamberbitter. May I ask what type of grass you have?
04/13/2015 Barbara from Costa Mesa, Ca
QMy dog ate grass with this on it and threw up - is she in danger of something bad?
How long do I have to wait before I can walk my dogs on grass treated with this?
AThe SpeedZone Southern Herbicide label states that once the product is dry, it is safe for pets to re-enter the treated area. Normally, an animal would have to consume a large amount to be affected by the herbicide. If you have any concerns, we recommend you contact your Vet and the manufacturer PBI Gordon at 800.821.7925 for clarification.
04/07/2015 Mitch from Hudson, Fl
QI'm going to purchase SpeedZone Southern and would like to know which hose end spray if any you would recommend for the application of this product on a 5k sq ft lawn.
APre-emergent herbicides are not recommended to be used in a hose end sprayer because those sprayers are not accurate enough to apply the correct amount of SpeedZone Southern Herbicide. You will need to use a hand pump sprayer and uniformly spray the product over the specified area. To decide how much water you want to use, you should mark a 1,000 sq ft area, fill your sprayer with water ONLY, and start walking and spraying just as if you were doing the actual application of herbicide. When you are done walking and spraying the 1,000 sq ft area note how much water it took you to spray that area, and that is the amount you will want to mix of product with for each 1,000 sq ft area that needs to be treated. You will need to make sure treated areas are irrigated with at least 1/2 inch of water (either by rainfall or by sprinkler) following the application.