Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone

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Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone
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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.5

68 Reviews | 172 Q&A

Product Overview

Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone is a combination of four proven Weed Killers: 2,4-D, mecoprop-p, dicamba and carfentrazone-ethyl. Post-emergent applications of this will control a wide range of broadleaf lawn weeds in cool and warm-season residential lawns. Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone is fast acting with noticeable effects just hours after the application and plants death within 7-14 days after the application.

Do not use this on Floratam or Bitterblue varieties of St. Augustinegrass in Florida.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: 2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester 10.49% Carfentrazone-ethyl 0.54% Dicamba 0.67% Mecoprop-P 2.66%
Target pests: Clover, Ground Ivy, Spurge, Chickweed, Dandelion, Henbit, Oxalis, Poison Ivy, Purslane, Shepherds Purse, Thistle, Virginia Buttonweed, Wild Onion and others
* See label for complete list
For use in: Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, Red Fescue, Colonial Bentgrass, Common Bermuda Grass, Hybrid Bermuda Grass, Bahia Grass, Zoysia Grass, Buffalo Grass, St. Augustine and Centipede Grass
Application: The maximum application rate is 3.0 fl oz of product/1,000 sq ft per application. Limited to 2 broadcast applications per year. Minimum of 30 days between applications is required.
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Coverage Area: Up to 21,300 sq. ft.
Shipping Weight: 0.98 lbs
Manufacturer: VPG (Mfg. Number: 10524)
UPC: 732221105249
EPA Registration: 2217-855-7401

Details

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

General Precautions and Restrictions

  • Do not apply this product in a way that will contact any person or pet, either directly or through drift. Keep people and pets out of the area during application.
  • Do not allow people or pets to enter the treated area until sprays have dried.
  • Not for use on turf being grown for sale or other commercial use as sod, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes.

WHERE TO USE

This product is intended for use on most ornamental lawns including:

COOL SEASON TURFGRASS

  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Perennial Ryegrass
  • Tall Fescue
  • Red or Fine Leaf Fescues
  • Colonial Bentgrass
  • Mixtures of Cool Season Species

WARM SEASON TURFGRASS

  • Common Bermudagrass
  • Hybrid Bermudagrass
  • Bahiagrass
  • Zoysiagrass
  • Buffalograss
  • St. Augustinegrass
  • Centipedegrass

Turfgrass Tolerance:

The turfgrass tolerance to Fertilome Weed Free Zone may vary and temporary turfgrass yellowing may occur on St. Augustinegrass and certain varieties of Hybrid Bermudagrass.

Fertilome Weed Free Zone may injure certain turfgrass species. To reduce the risk of lawn injury, avoid spraying drought stressed lawns or when temperatures are above 90 degrees F.

WHEN TO APPLY

Spray when broadleaf weeds are young and actively growing for best results.

Fertilome Weed Free Zone may be applied in the spring, summer, or fall.

Spring and fall treatments under adequate soil moisture conditions are preferred to the summer treatments. Generally, summer broadcast applications to older, drought-stressed weeds are less effective.

Broadcast (entire areas) applications or follow-up applications at 2-6 week intervals are recommended for more mature weeds, for dense infestations, and for adverse environmental conditions.

Spot treatments during summer may be appropriate for sparse infestations, or as a follow-up treatment, or any time broadleaf weeds are susceptible.

CULTURAL TIPS FOR IMPROVED CONTROL

Irrigation:

  • Do not apply this product immediately before rainfall or irrigation. Rain or watering within 4 hours after treatment may reduce effectiveness.

Mowing:

  • Delay mowing 1 to 2 days before and after the application of this product.

Reseeding Interval:

  •  Treated areas may be reseeded 2 weeks after application.

THREE EASY STEPS TO MIX AND APPLY

  1. Determine (measure) the lawn area to be sprayed. Calculate square feet by multiplying the length by width. The application rate for this product is presented as fl. oz. (tablespoons) per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn.
  2. Use hand-operated sprayers (backpack sprayers, compression sprayers, knapsack sprayers or tank type) or hose end sprayers. Carefully measure and mix the proper amount of product with water. See below for instructions for the various types of sprayers.
  3. Spray evenly over the lawn.

HOW MUCH TO USE BROADCAST TREATMENTS FOR COOL SEASON TURFGRASS

  • Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, Red or Fine Leaf Fescues, Colonial Bentgrass, Mixtures of Cool Season Species
    • 1.5 - 2.0 fl. oz./ 1,000 sq. ft.
    • 4,000 - 5,300 sq. ft. (8.0 fl. oz Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)
    • 8,000 - 10,600 sq. ft. (1.0 pt. (16 fl. oz.) Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)
    • 16,000 - 21,300 sq. ft. (1.0 qt. (32 fl. oz.) Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)

HOW TO APPLY

The maximum application rate is 3.0 fl oz of product/1,000 sq ft per application.

The maximum number of broadcast applications is limited to 2 per year. 

The maximum seasonal rate is 6.0 fl oz of product/1,000 sq ft excluding spot treatments. 

Limited to 2 broadcast applications per year. Minimum of 30 days between applications is required.

SPOT TREATMENTS FOR COOL SEASON TURFGRASS. HAND OPERATED OR PUMP-UP SPRAYERS

For cool-season turfgrass, mix 1.5-2.0 fl. oz. of Fertilome Weed Free Zone per 1.0 gallon of water for treatment of approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of turfgrass. Apply any time the emerged broadleaf weeds are susceptible. Spray the target weeds thoroughly and wet the entire leaf surface of the undesirable plants.

  • 1 gallon
    • 1.5 - 2.0 fl. oz.
    • 3.0 - 4.0 tbs.
    • 1,000 sq. ft.
  • 2 gallons
    • 3.0 - 4.0 fl. oz.
    • 6.0 - 8.0 tbs.
    • 2,000 sq. ft.
  • 3 gallons
    • 4.5 - 6.0 fl. oz.
    • 9.0 - 12.0 tbs.
    • 3,000 sq. ft.

Equal measures: 1.0 fl. oz. = 2 tablespoons, 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons

RATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WARM SEASON TURFGRASS

  • Common Bermudagrass
    • 1.0 - 2.0 fl. oz./ 1,000 sq. ft.
    • 4,000 - 8,000 sq. ft. (8.0 fl. oz Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)
    • 8,000 - 16,000 sq. ft. (1.0 pt. (16 fl. oz.) Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)
    • 16,000 - 32,000 sq. ft. (1.0 qt. (32 fl. oz.) Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)
  • Hybrid Bermudagrass, Bahiagrass, Zoysiagrass, Buffalograss, St. Augustinegrass, Centipedegrass
    • 0.75 - 1.5 fl. oz./ 1,000 sq. ft.
    • 5,300 - 10,600 sq. ft. (8.0 fl. oz Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)
    • 10,600 - 21,300 sq. ft. (1.0 pt. (16 fl. oz.) Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)
    • 21,300 - 43,000 sq. ft (1.0 qt. (32 fl. oz.) Sprayer Jar or Retail Container)

SPOT TREATMENTS FOR WARM SEASON TURFGRASS HAND OPERATED OR PUMP-UP SPRAYERS

For warm-season turfgrass, mix 0.75 - 1.5 fl. oz. of Fertilome Weed Free Zone per 1.0 gallon of water for treatment of approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of turfgrass. Apply any time the emerged broadleaf weeds are susceptible. Spray the target weeds thoroughly and wet the entire leaf surface of the undesirable plants.

  • 1 gallon
    • 0.75 - 1.5 fl. oz.
    • 1.5 - 3.0 tbs.
    • 1,000 sq. ft.
  • 2 gallons
    • 1.5 - 3.0 fl. oz.
    •  3.0 - 6.0 tbs.
    • 2,000 sq. ft.
  • 3 gallons
    • 2.25 - 4.5 fl. oz.
    • 4.5 - 9.0 tbs.
    • 3,000 sq. ft.

Equal measures: 1.0 fl. oz. = 2 tablespoons, 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons

The maximum application rate is 3.0 fl oz of product/1,000 sq ft per application. The maximum number of broadcast applications is limited to 2 per year. The maximum seasonal rate is 6.0 fl oz of product/1,000 sq ft excluding spot treatments.

BROADLEAF WEEDS CONTROLLED

  • Aster, White Heath, And White Prairie
  • Bedstraw
  • Beggarweed, Creeping
  • Bindweed
  • Black Medic
  • Broadleaf Plantain
  • Buckhorn Plantain
  • Bull Thistle
  • Burclover
  • Burdock, Common
  • Buttercup, Creeping
  • Carpetweed
  • Chickweed, Common
  • Chicory
  • Cinquefoil
  • Clover
  • Compassplant
  • Curly Dock
  • Dandelion
  • Dayflower
  • Deadnettle
  • Dock
  • Dogfennel
  • English Daisy
  • False Dandelion (*Spotted Catsear And Common Catsear)
  • Field Bindweed (*Morningglory And Creeping Jenny)
  • Field Oxeye-daisy (Creeping Oxeye)
  • Filaree, Whitestem, And Redstem
  • Florida Betony
  • Florida Pusley
  • Ground Ivy (Creeping Charlie)
  • Groundsel
  • Hawkweed
  • Healall
  • Henbit
  • Innocence (Blue-eyed Mary)
  • Lambsquarters
  • Lawn Burweed
  • Lespedeza, Common
  • Mallow, Common
  • Matchweed
  • Mouse-ear Chickweed
  • Old World Diamond Flower
  • Oxalis (*Yellow Woodsorrel And Creeping Woodsorrel)
  • Parsley-piert
  • Pennsylvania Smartweed
  • Pennywort (*Dollarweed)
  • Pepperweed
  • Pigweed
  • Pineappleweed
  • Plantain
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Prostrate Knotweed (*Knotweed)
  • Puncturevine
  • Purple Cudweed
  • Purslane
  • Ragweed
  • Redweed
  • Red Sorrel (*Sheep Sorrel)
  • Shepherdspurse
  • Spotted Spurge
  • Spurge
  • Thistle
  • Veronica (*Corn Speedwell)
  • Virginia Buttonweed
  • White Clover (*Dutch Clover, Honeysuckle Clover, White Trefoil And Purplewort)
  • Wild Carrot
  • Wild Garlic
  • Wild Geranium
  • Wild Lettuce
  • Wild Mustard
  • Wild Onion
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Wild Violet
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow Rocket
  
  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great Product!!

    By Tony on 04/28/2011

    Weed Free Zone is the best weed killer I have ever used. Not only does it work flawlessly, but the weeds are brown and shriveled in as little as two days. Sure it's pricey, but it WORKS. So many times I have tried other weed killers from companies such as Ortho, like you get at a home center, and it takes forever to kill the weeds. WFZ is the champion of weed killers in my book. Not the most environmentally friendly product out there, but when you need weeds killed and killed fast, you can't beat WFZ.

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    78 of 82 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    The Eradication of Creeping Charlie (ground Ivy) by FWFZ

    By Robert on 10/06/2011

    Verified Purchase

    I was pointed toward Fertilome Weed Free Zone by my next door neighbor. I have applied one spraying with hand pump sprayer and noticed instant results and had to respray very little on second application. It is remarkable how fast it acts and kills the creeping charlie which is the hardest most evasive weed on my property. I highly recommend this product and will be buying more from DoMyOwnPestControl.com. Thanks, R.Y.

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    74 of 78 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Weed Free Zone

    By Larry on 08/15/2011

    Verified Purchase

    Weed Free Zone is the only product that I have found that will control wild violets in my grass. But, it does take more than one application especially on older, more mature plants. Of course it works great on the regular broad leaf weeds too. Don't forget to use a surfactant so that the product will wet the leaves.

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    47 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Ferilome

    By John on 06/02/2012

    This is the only thing we have found that controls creeping charlie. It is expensive but better than killing all the grass and starting over like our neighbor did.

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    34 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Weed Free Zone for Dandelions

    By Daryl on 05/08/2011

    I have been using this Fertilome Weed Free Zone on Dandelions for three years. I have been individually hand spraying them because they said not to use a broadcast sprayer. Applying it is in the spring and twice in September as instructed. I have more than when I started. I think it actually multiplies them. It does not appear to have any killing affect on dandelions at all. Very high cost for very poor performance. Recommend not wasting your money.

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Q
Will Fertilome Weed Free Zone be harmful to my dog if he eats grass sprayed with it after it has dried?
A
After Fertilome Weed Free Zone has dried it should pose no threat to your dog even if he eats a bit of grass that has been treated.

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What is the shelf life of Fertilome Weed Free Zone? What kind of a storage environment shall I provide?
A
The shelf life will be determined by how you store it. If you keep it in a temperature stable environment and out of direct sunlgiht it can last between 3 and 5 years.

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I might be missing it, but does the label on Fertilome Weed Free Zone not give water rates per fluid ounce?

If I want to broadcast treat St. Augustine at a rate of 1.5 fl. oz per 1,000 square feet how much water do I use per 1.5 fl. oz?

A
The reason there are not exact water rates is because water just acts as the carrier. It is however much water it takes for you to disperse 1.5 ounces over 1000 square feet. With that said, we generalize that 1 gallon will treat approx. 1000.

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How soon can I seed after using Fertilome Weed Free Zone?
A
The product label states that you can reseed areas 2 weeks after application of Fertilome Weed Free Zone.

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Will Fertilome Weed Free Zone be affective if it rains within 24 hrs?
A

Only rain or watering within 4 hours of application of the Fertilome Weed Free Zone would decrease the effectiveness.  Rain 24 hours after application should not effect the application.

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Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.5 (68 Reviews / 172 Q&A)

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