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.
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
Red or Fine Leaf Fescues
Mixtures of Cool Season Species
WARM SEASON TURFGRASS
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
Do not apply this product immediately before rainfall or irrigation. Rain or watering within 4 hours after treatment may reduce effectiveness.
Delay mowing 1 to 2 days before and after the application of this product.
Treated areas may be reseeded 2 weeks after application.
THREE EASY STEPS TO MIX AND APPLY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
False Dandelion (*Spotted Catsear And Common Catsear)
Field Bindweed (*Morningglory And Creeping Jenny)
Field Oxeye-daisy (Creeping Oxeye)
Filaree, Whitestem, And Redstem
Ground Ivy (Creeping Charlie)
Innocence (Blue-eyed Mary)
Old World Diamond Flower
Oxalis (*Yellow Woodsorrel And Creeping Woodsorrel)
Prostrate Knotweed (*Knotweed)
Red Sorrel (*Sheep Sorrel)
Veronica (*Corn Speedwell)
White Clover (*Dutch Clover, Honeysuckle Clover, White Trefoil And Purplewort)
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.
The Eradication of Creeping Charlie (ground Ivy) by FWFZ
By Robert on 10/06/2011
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.