herbicides for fine fescue lawns #320712 - Ask Extension


herbicides for fine fescue lawns #320712

Asked May 11, 2016, 11:39 AM EDT

Can you direct me to a suitable broadleaf herbicide for a fine fescue lawn that was planted last fall?
Information in TT68 indicates some herbicides are injurious to fine leaf fescues and I do not want to kill my new grass.


Frederick County Maryland

Expert Response

Fine leaf fescues are allelopathic,meaning that they will repel certain weeds.What specific weeds are you trying to control ? 

Clover and dandelion primarily
The Question Asker Replied May 11, 2016, 1:14 PM EDT
Look at the labels of broadleaf weed killers.  If it does not say "do not use on fine fescues", you can use it.  Start with the liquid weed killers that can be sprayed directly on the individual weeds.  vw
Thank you.
The Question Asker Replied May 12, 2016, 9:09 AM EDT

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