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Friday, May 30, 2008

Burning Back Stubborn Grassy Weeds

This time of year when the temprature warms up, grassy weeds are commonly sprayed with a selective herbicide such as MSMA. MSMA standard in the industry for the treatment of stubborn grassy weeds, i.e., Dallas Grass, Crabgrass and Nutsedges, all require some attention with selective herbicides. Grassy weeds not controlled effectively with pre-emergents, can be controlled with applications of a grassy leaf herbicide called MSMA.
MSMA can effectively eliminate grassy weeds, however, not without some side effects. Temporary yellowing is the biggest complaint, dissapearing within a few weeks these yellow patches left behind by the chemical residue will eventually go away and areas treated return to normal. Several applications may be required to finally eliminate troublesome weedy areas. Often times several applications are needed to finally rid your yard of grassy weeds. All weed applications are often time consuming and take several weeks, even months to effectively eliminate a pest such as grassy weeds.

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