Best Pre-Emergent Weed Killer for Bermuda Grass
Bermuda grass grows very little in the winter. A pre-emergent herbicide should be applied to Bermuda grass in the colder months of the year. Pre-emergent herbicides block weeds from germinating in the lawn; preventing it from ever being a problem. Stopping weeds from growing during the winter will make summer lawn maintenance easier later in the year.
Never apply a weed and feed product to Bermuda grass in the winter months. Applying a weed killer with fertilizer to Bermuda grass while it is cold can lead to shock, damage, or even death from cold weather damage.
It is recommended to only apply a pure pre-emergent product while the turf is in dormancy.
Best Granular Pre-Emergent Weed Killer for Bermuda Grass
Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide is designed to keep more than 35 of the most common broadleaf weeds from growing in Bermuda grass. To stop weeds in their tracks, apply Barricade once late in the fall and again March or April. Preventing weeds from taking root in the winter and during spring green up is what this product is designed to do.
Barricade has a life expectancy of 60-90 days and will need to be applied with a spreader. Prodiamine is the main active ingredient in Barricade pre-emergent. It is considered one of the best selective herbicides for Bermuda grass. Always follow the manufacturer's safety instructions when applying an herbicide.
Best Liquid Pre-Emergent Weed Killer for Bermuda Grass
Prodiamine 65 WDG is a liquid pre-emergent herbicide that stops 50+ different broadleaf weeds from growing in Bermuda grass. The herbicide is known for its ability to prevent crabgrass. Prodiamine is safe to use on Bermuda grass and is the choice of many golf course professionals.
Depending on the size of the lawn, a backpack or ATV mounted spraying rig may be needed to cover the property. Gloves and masks are also required when applying any type of liquid herbicide.
Best Post-emergent Weed Killer for Bermuda Grass
After the pre-emergent herbicide has worked off, weeds will begin to grow in Bermuda grass. Once you start to see weeds in the lawn, it is time to apply a post-emergent herbicide. Post-emergent herbicides will not prevent weeds from growing but will kill any weeds that they come into contact with.
It is important to select a post-emergent weed killer that is safe for Bermuda grass, as the wrong type of poison may kill the turf. We will look at two of the best options for Bermuda grass safe weed killers.
Best Granular Post-Emergent Herbicide for Bermuda Grass
Best Liquid Post-Emergent Herbicide for Bermuda Grass
Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone is a proprietary blend of five different herbicides. The most well-known ingredients are 2,4-D, Dicamba, and Mecoprop. The blend kills almost 75 of the most common summer broadleaf weeds. Also, it leaves Bermuda grass untouched.
Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone is a post-emergent herbicide and must be sprayed onto the leaves of unsightly weeds to kill them. Once absorbed, the selective properties of Weed Free Zone will keep the plant from converting sunshine into energy, killing it. You can apply the herbicide multiple times during a growing season. But applications should not be any closer than six weeks apart.
Always wear protective clothing, including gloves and a mask, when applying a liquid herbicide. Also, adhere to the manufacturer’s safety and application instructions.