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Looking at using weed killer plus crabgrass (Quinclorac). They all have roughly 1-2% which doesn't seem like a lot. Im hesitant to use something like drive bc i've read that while it WILL kill the crabgrass it will make those spots brown until next year.
 

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J_nick said:
ahartzell said:
Looking at using weed killer plus crabgrass (Quinclorac). They all have roughly 1-2% which doesn't seem like a lot. Im hesitant to use something like drive bc i've read that while it WILL kill the crabgrass it will make those spots brown until next year.
As long as you use the recommended rates you should be fine. Maybe a little discoloration for a couple days but nothing Bermuda won't handle.
With over the counter stuff like spectracide or Drive?
 

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Can you link what Spectracide product you're talking about?

Drive shouldn't hurt your Bermuda if sprayed correctly. I plan on using it on my seedlings if necessary. As with any Herbicide read the label a few times. Drive label

Also try looking at Celsius it's part of the Bermuda Triangle. It's one of the best weed killers for us southerners. Up front investment may be steep but it's cheaper in the long run.
What's Celsius? And PGR? I've seen those mentioned on here.

Here's the spectracide. I've used it on previous lawn and it did really well. Treated lawn today with it since I've got a few weeds popping up (like 5-6 total 😂) but I've got patches of immature crabgrass too. You have to look close (4th and 5th pics above) because it just looks like lighter green grass at first.


 

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Thanks guys! I know a guy who works on the local minor league baseball fields. He's sent me their foliar fertilizers (Floratine brand) and one is a PGR. The concept of restricting top growth while redirecting it to roots and lateral growth is great. It does scare me to, for lack of better term, stunt the growth. A PGR sounds good though about now. It's not even June and I'm mowing every day or every other day. I mowed Thursday and couldn't again until yesterday. Cut a TON off. Mowed again today and it was better. But I can literally mow daily.
 

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Feel like I just went down a rabbit hole. Would like to start using PGR...but it has to be applied as often as fert (every 4wks)...and then comes piecing together a calibrated sprayer (I just want to buy one at Home Depot lol!)

Do you guys put PGR out every 4wks?
Do you also put fert down every 4wks (separate from PGR)?

Is there a place I can just buy a sprayer as opposed to buying 10+ pieces and building?
 

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A good rule of thumb for PGR is every 21 days, but definitely by week four at normal rates. Even when the grass is in regulation (slowed growth rate from the PGR) it still requires the same water and nutrients as when it wasn't sprayed. So, keep your watering and fertilizing schedule as if you didn't spray PGR. Also, once you start a PGR protocol, you need to stick with it for the remainder of the season. This won't be hard to do, though, as it's effects are very addictive.

Sprayers:
The Chapin push sprayer is discussed here.
The Chapin backpack sprayer is discussed here.
Guys like this pump sprayer discussed here.
A large property tow-behind sprayer option is discussed here.
And my favorite but most expensive option is discussed here.

Ah, decisions. It's nice to have options, though.
Can that Chapin pump sprayer accept the right nozzles/regulators to spray PGR?
 
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