According to an article by the Clemson Cooperative Extension, you would want to apply Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery during the winter months of December, January, & February. The weed is smaller and easier to control during this time of year and has not yet developed the spine-tipped burs. Control is not impossible in March, April, & May, but the spines have already formed by this time and will remain after the weed dies. Because lawn burweed is a winter annual, it will begin to die in late spring as air temperatures reach 90 degrees F. Once the weed has reached a more mature state, multiple herbicide applications may be necessary which increases the potential for turfgrass injury.
Gallery is a brand name of a pre-emergent herbicide. Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery is not a fertilizer but is instead just a pre-emergent herbicide granule. If you are looking for an herbicide with a fertilizer you can check out our Weed and Feed page:
Yes, it is recommended Fertilome Broadlaf Weed Control with Gallery will work best when put below the mulch layer. Do not apply pre-emergence herbicides in beds where new plants will be installed, as plant root development may be inhibited.
Depending on the region you are in, March is usually a good time to apply pre-emergents. Because preemergence herbicides prevent seedlings from developing, they are an effective tool against annual weeds. However, they will not affect established weeds. Timing is critical. They must be applied prior to seed germination. Please check with the Local Extension office for exact time in your region that is good to apply pre-emergents.
The time frame for pre-emergents like Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery is typically March-May. We generally recommend putting this down when the soil temperature is at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-emergents can also be done August-November to control spring/winter weeds. It is always a good idea to contact your local cooperative extension office to determine the correct application timing as this will vary depending on your specific region and what weed(s) you are targeting.
Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery 10 lb bag covers up to 2000 sq ft depending on the lawn type and program used per the label. Please check with the Local Extension office for the exact time in your region that is good to apply pre-emergents, though for GA fall applications should be between September 1st to 15th. You can also view our Lawn Care Schedule for Warm Season Grasses for more information about your general care schedule for your lawn type.
Yes, it is safe for pets and children to re-enter the area treated with Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery once the product has had time to dry.
You should wait at least 60 days after an application of Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery before overseeding established turf or planting new seed.
Yes, Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery requires a single rainfall or sprinkler irrigation of 0.5 inch or more of water to activate it.
Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery is an herbicide for pre-emergent control of broadleaf weeds. It should be put in in late summer/ early fall before the weeds seeds begin to germinate. Please check with your Local Extension Office for the best/correct timing. As for watering, you want to get at least a 1/2 inch of irrigation after your application.
We apologize but we do not carry any product under the name Turf Trust so cannot comment on it exactly. We can say if has the same active ingredient as the Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery is should be comparable. Be sure to use the higher rates listed for clover and chickweed to get the best results, also it will only control clover and dandelion from seed.
You can use either Dimension 2EW or Ferti-Lome Broadleaf Weed Control with Gallery for spurge prevention, however Dimension is a much better pre-emergent for crabgrass, especially in turf. You can do a split application with Dimension for more control year-round; please refer to the product label for application rates and instructions. The Ferti-Lome with Gallery will only give partial control or suppress crabgrass, per the product label. For spurge control, good lawn maintenance including mulching beds, keeping adequate soil moisture, and fertilizing will help to control them. Also, hand pulling when weeds are small will help to minimize seed deposits.
You can also view our Lawn Care Schedule for Warm Season Grasses for more information about your general care schedule for Centipede turf.