Bonide Grass Beater Over-The-Top Grass Killer Concentrate kills annual and perennial grass weeds in groundcovers, trees, shrubs, flower beds, and gardens. This product contains Sethoxydim 13 (Poast Plus) which is a selective, broad spectrum, post-emergence herbicide and will not harm desirable plants when used properly. Use carefully as Bonide Grass Beater Over-The-Top Grass Killer Concentrate will affect all grasses including turf, rice, small grains, corn, and sorghum. Bonide Grass Beater Over-The-Top Grass Killer Concentrate will not control broad-leaf weeds or sedges.
This rapidly enters the target weed through its foliage and translocates throughout the plant. The effects range from slowing or stopping growth (generally within 2 days), to foliage reddening and leaf tip burn. Subsequently, foliage burnback may occur. These symptoms will generally be observed within 3 weeks depending on environmental conditions.
I cannot rate this yet since it can only be used if humidity is less than 60 %. Here in Michigan that has not yet happened since I got the product about 10 weeks ago. My son in Washington state recommended it to me.
It is too early to see the final results but I used two container on about 16000 sqft and it took maybe a week but it did kill the bermuda grass and did not damage the oriental jazzman ground cover. Still waiting to see what else it will kill. Some of the things I call weeds is probably a type of grass it does not kill. Now I am considering something else that kills weeds, not grass or jazzman.
How much Bonide Grass Beater do I mix in 1 gallon of water?
Unfortunately you did not give us any information to help determine what usage rate you should use. We recommend you review the product label to determine how much product you will require per 1,000 sq ft. Once you have determined the usage per 1,000 sq ft you follow the directions below to decide how much water you should per 1,000 sq ft (this will vary for every person as the type of equipment will be different and the walking speed of the applicator will be different).
1. Mark an area of 1,000 square feet (i.e. 20 by 50 feet or 25 by 40 feet). 2. Place the sprayer on a level surface and add water noting the final level of water in the spray tank. 3. Spray the marked area with a sufficient volume of water to provide uniform coverage. Refill the sprayer to the same level as before measuring the amount of water added. The measured water added to the sprayer is the volume needed to cover 1,000 square feet. 4. Determine the application rate as directed on the product label. 5. To each volume of water used as measured in step 3, add the amount of product as determined in step 4. Example: If the sprayer uses 1 gallon of water to cover 1,000 square feet and the desired application rate of Bonide Grass Beater Over-The-Top Grass Killer is .80 fluid oz./1,000 square feet, then you would add .80 fluid ounces of Bonide Grass Beater Over-The-Top Grass Killer to every 1 gallon of water to be used."
If you still find you need help figuring out the correct usage rate (we know this label is confusing) please don't hesitate to call us and let one of our customer service representatives help you 866-581-7378 (M-F 9-5 EST)
Why can "Bonide Grass Beater" be used with centipede while your other Sethoxydim products can't?
Sethoxydim products: Hi-Yield Grass Killer Post-Emergent Herbicide, Fertilome Over the Top II Grass Killer, and Monterey Grass Getter Herbicide all fail to mention them being used with centipede grass while Bonide Grass Beater does.
The amount of the active ingredient is in Bonide Grass Beater Over the Top Grass Killer is lower than the others. At this rate, it has been successfully tested to work on centipedegrass. We would recommend only using a product that is specifically labeled for what you are wanting to accomplish.
How much Bonide Grass Beater Over-the-Top Grass Killer Concentrate do I use in a pump sprayer to spot spray specific grassy weeds?
Your instructions say to use so much per 1000 sq feet. I am not spraying a large area but spot spraying on an ornamental grass. So it would be VERY helpful if you explained how much to use per gallon in a pump sprayer. I read an answer to a question that someone asked you on-line and you completely missed their point. I guess will follow the standard that Roundup suggests and if that does not work then I wasted $23.00 on Bonide Grass Beater.
When labels, such as for the Bonide Grass Beater, state 1000 square feet, the recommended amount is mixed in a gallon of water. The mixing ratio is 0.55 - 1.38 oz. per gallon of water. This will generally cover 1000 square feet depending on how heavily the product is being sprayed.
I was wondering if this product would kill poison ivy growing within a vinca ground cover?
I work as a grounds manager at a college and need a product that will control poison ivy in a few different types of ground cover.
Bonide Grasss Beater will not kill Poison Ivy. We recommend looking into Bonide Poison Ivy and Brush Killer. Please review the product label to see if this product is applicable to the types of graound cover you have.