I'm renovating a 1,000 sf portion of my lawn. I sprayed it with roundup 5
days ago and again yesterday. Both times I used a slightly stronger mix
than recommended. Why a strong mix? I'm trying to kill Bermuda grass before
sodding with zoysia. Bermuda is very persistent and I want to make sure and
kill it. Why two applications? Again, I'm trying to kill Bermuda. Also, a
second application makes it much more likely that everything in the area got
a good squirt of roundup.
Anyway, how long do I need to wait to till the area? Recently, the weather
here (Atlanta) has been warm and very dry. I know the Bermuda is out of
winter dormancy, but it may be drought stressed. Would this impact the "wait
before tilling" time?
Actually, the label is extremely thorough and precise. Instead of using
wikipedia, which is not authoritative, why not use the actual label, which
is 21 pages long and available at
Page 17 gives a list of weeds and application rate --
Because, as the weblink I provided, Monsanto was prevaricating on some
issues regarding its product. For country folks, they was lieing their
butts off. And, as anything else, its not what they tell you, its what they
don't tell you that bites.
"Results visible within minutes." Are they serious? No, I've used
Crossbow (brush killer) mixed with glyophosphate, but the results were
no better or faster than if I'd used either one individually. Think
I'll give scythe a try - thanks for the heads up.
I wouldn't hold my breath for the 'results in minutes' but it does
accelerate the kill, especially on grass. No reason to add it unless you're
looking for a quick knock down. The glyo generally does the same job by
itself in 10 to 14 days.
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