Several areas on my newly sodded (one month ago) zoysia lawn have serious
crabgrass infestations. It appears as if the sod farm missed a few areas
with crabgrass preventer.
I think it is too soon to spray the area with MSMA or another post-emergent
My thoughts are to apply the herbicide selectively using a sponge just to
wipe it on the crabgrass which stands taller than the zoysia. This should
minimize the amouth of herbicide that gets on the zoysia.
Any better ideas?
To my understanding zoysia will not grow north of the Mackinac Bridge that
seperates upper and lower Michigan. I have talked to experts and they
informed me of than. I tried to grow it in Northern Michigan and it does
I'd check out Acclaim. It's very effective on crabgrass and it's one
of the post-emergents that causes the least amount of injury to the
turf. It should be no problem if used to spot treat zoysia sod that's
been down a month. Certainly a lot easier using Acclaim with a sprayer
than trying to use a sponge, which is hard for any serious area.
"Believe it or not, I spoke with the sod farm on Monday, and they are
me a small quantity of Acclaim at no charge. I thought that was pretty
Excellent. Let us know how it works for you.
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