Mesotione is in of a new class of weed killers discovered by a research scientist working for Sygenta in 1977. He he noticed that few weeds grew underneath the bottlebrush plant in his garden. He collected a soil sample and took it to his lab where he discovered a natural herbicidal substance secreted by the bottlebrush plant called Leptospermone that supressed other plants from growing.
Spreader settings: The setting for Scott's spreaders are:
Do not apply to bentgrass, bermudagrass, or zoysiagrass lawns.
Weed Killer: Mesotrione is a very useful herbicide because it prevents crabgrass seed germination and kills broadleaf weeds (dandelion and clover among others) on contact, while allowing certain cool season turfgrass to grow in a weed-free environment.
The nitrogen in this starter fertilizer includes 5.6% very slow release methylene urea for delayed feeding of the newly germinated turfgrass plants.
Use: This fertilizer/herbicide combination is for use on Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, tall fescue, and fine fescue (creeping red fescue, chewings fescue, and hard fescue). Use it on mixtures of these species with up to 20% fine fescue.
Drop Type: 7 (Accugreen, Classic Drop)
Now there’s a new product with pre-emergent weed control that you can apply when you seed –whether bare-ground seeding or overseeding.
For years, professionals lived by a simple rule when establishing a new lawn or overseeding: never apply weed control as it will limit the ability to raise a healthy stand of turf. This meant that weeds had free reign to germinate and compete with the new turf for up to a full month. Then they would need to be controlled once the turf was established.
The 35% slow release nitrogen from methylene urea insures continuous feeding throughout the early stages of the plant’s life, while the Mesotrione controls weeds for up to 6 weeks. Weeds sprout white and then die quickly without harming the new grass.
Lebanon’s ProScape® Starter Fertilizer 21-22-4 with Mesotrione is ideal for use during turf establishment (bare ground seeding, sodding, sprigging or plugging), renovation or overseeding. The mesotrione ingredient is a game changer that offers pre-emergence control of 33 listed broadleaf and grassy weeds. It even controls crabgrass!
This product is a game changer: Healthier new turf with fewer noxious weeds to eradicate later. Invest less effort and get instantly better results.