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Teresa writes,

When is the best time to apply Fusilade II to a fine fescue lawn to get rid of Bermuda grass?

We have three or four spots of Bermuda grass in our lawn and we would like to eliminate them, or at least minimize them as much as possible. 1. When is the best time/times to apply Fusilade II? 2. What is the best concentration to apply for this purpose to minimize damage to the fescue, which we want? Thanks very much!


This is directly off of the product label:

Apply 0.07-0.14 oz/1000 sq. ft. (3-6 oz./A) along with 0.25% v/v (1/2 pt./25 gals.) of a nonionic surfactant. Application should be made every 28 days when the grass weeds are actively growing. The higher rates may result in temporary discolorization of the desirable turf with recovery in 10-14 days. Do not apply to desirable turf which is under stress. For best results, make applications in spring and fall and avoid treatments during July and August.
Complete control of undesirable grass may take 1-2 growing seasons.

We also recommend calling your local county extension office as they usually know the optimum times for spraying lawns in your area. 

Answer last updated on: 04/10/2011

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