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Whataburger
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Dallis Grass Treatment
New homeowner, Houston TX area. Bought house in early May. The lawn had been neglected for a year or so. Made an application of Weed & Feed but am now noticing Dallis Grass (too many to dig up).

Lawn forums mostly all recommend Celsius.

The Bayer brand is $135 on Amazon. Are there any other alternatives?

Thanks in advance, I know very little about lawn care.


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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
If you have a Centipede or St. Aug lawn, strongly consider grabbing Celsius. It’s around $104 at SiteOne landscape supply. If you are the type that will probably pick up Herbicide each year at Home Depot, just tell yourself you’d probably spend that much in 2-3 years anyway. A bottle of Celsius will take care of you for a long time.


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Goldbondage
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
Spot spray with roundup. Keep up the fertilizer and irrigation.


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jimbeam
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Try Celsius first. Multiple hits a couple weeks apart. I used roundup and now my front yard looks like a Dalmatian although the dallis (mostly) is gone


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lsujunky
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
Celsius never seemed to kill it for me. I spot sprayed mine with MSMA last year and I had very little come back this year.


Lsutiger2424
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
My suggestion: borrow a small bobcat


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Whataburger
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
Thanks for the help guys.

Roundup is a no for me. So are bobcats.

I've been seeing good reviews on MSMA.


CenlaLowell
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
MSMA Will work but it will leave a dead area for a couple of weeks. So spot spray this.

The best mix is Celsius +Revolver. It's expensive as shite but it works correctly


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ronk
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
Tribute total is what you want. It’s Celsius/revolver/sedgehammer. If you have bermuda it will work and will only yellow it. If you have St Aug it’s going to kill both.


The Spleen
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
Honestly, I'd just hire a local weed treatment company to handle it. I tried to get rid of Dallis grass on my own with minimal luck. Hired a local company to tackle it, and they had it under control after 4 or 5 applications. The tech said it's best to attack it aggressively in the fall, for whatever that is worth.

The added benefit is they also treated the lawn for all broadleaf weeds, along with fertilizer, so my yard looks better than it has since we bought the house in 2002.


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Drunken Crawfish
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
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The Bayer brand is $135 on Amazon. Are there any other alternatives?


Don't let the price deter you. I believe it is a 10oz bottle and the max mix rate is .113oz per gallon. One bottle will treat almost 100,000sqft.


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NOLALGD
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
quote:

Tribute total is what you want. It’s Celsius/revolver/sedgehammer. If you have bermuda it will work and will only yellow it. If you have St Aug it’s going to kill both.


Is there anything that can treat dallis green in St. Aug without killing it? If not is it best to just wait till late fall to treat it?


lsujro
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
since the dallisgrass growth tends to outpace the turfgrass, i like to mix small amount of roundup in a cup and use my hand to apply to the leaves (with a latex glove). i've pretty well knocked it out of my yard which was also neglected for a year or so. if you're fertilizing, the grass will fill in the patches in a month or so.


Whataburger
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95.60 Longitude 30.20 Latitude
Member since Jan 2018
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
quote:

i like to mix small amount of roundup in a cup and use my hand to apply to the leaves (with a latex glove).


Thanks, I'll try that. I was trying to avoid 6" dead spots scattered about.


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ronk
Member since Jan 2015
2014 posts

re: Dallis Grass Treatment
Nothing that works with any regularity. I'm trying a hot mix of celsius and sedgehammer applied every two weeks. It is knocking it back big time but it isn't dead yet.


bogart
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Dallis Grass Treatment
I put a little roundup in a solo cup and use q-tips or a small brush to paint the weeds.


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