Martin's TopShot Weed Killer - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Gary from Tyler, Tx
    07/27/2017
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    Can I apply Martin's TopShot Weed Killer with a heavy dew?
    At what ambient temp. is too hot to apply?
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer can be applied when the ground is damp. This should not be applied in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Asked by James from Beaumont, Tx
    09/26/2016
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    Does Top Shot Weed Killer have to be applied at a certain temperature like below 90 degrees?
    How often can it be applied
    A

    Yes, it is recommended that you use the Martin's TopShot Weed Killer when the temperatures are below 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This can be applied every 30 days as needed.

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    16 of 17 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Bob from Surfside Beach, Sc
    05/24/2018
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    How long does it take for the Martin's TopShot Weed Killer to dry before it rains?
    A

    The manufacturer recommends it would be best if you apply the Martin's TopShot Weed Killer a day before rain is expected. Most of the time 1 hour is plenty long enough for the solution to dry, depending on the weather conditions.

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  • Asked by Kirby from Montgomery
    03/13/2018
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    How much water do I use for Martin's TopShot Weed Killer?
    I have a handheld pump up sprayer.
    A

    Per ampule, Martin's TopShot Weed Killer will treat 2,500 sq ft  (50 ft X 50 ft) and 0.06 fl. oz (1.8 ml) is needed. 

    Handheld Pump-Up Pressure Sprayer

    If you prefer you may use a handheld pump-up pressure sprayer with a capacity of 1 to 3 gallons.

    Mixing Instructions:

    1. Remove the top of pump-up sprayer to allow filling.
    2. Squeeze the entire contents of one ampule (1.8 mL) of TopShot Weed Killer for Lawns into the sprayer container.
    3. Fill the sprayer with water to capacity.
    4. Reattach the top of the pump-up sprayer to contain the contents.
    5. Shake well before spraying.

    Spraying Instructions

    1. Measure off 2,500 square feet of lawn. Example: 25’ x 100’ or 50’ x 50’, approximately half the size of a basketball court.
    2. Pump up spray to manufacturer recommended pressure.
    3. Aim pump-up sprayer at lawn and spray entire 2,500 square feet of lawn.
    4. When applying, simply wet the top of the turf, and let TopShot Weed Killer for Lawns do the work.
    5. Repeat mixing and spraying instructions to treat an additional 2,500 square feet of lawn with second ampule of TopShot Weed Killer for Lawns.
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  • Asked by Paul from Deer Park
    07/14/2018
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    It is stated not to use Martin's TopShot Weed Killer above 90 degrees?
    Does this mean not to use when the max temperature of the day is going to be above 90 degrees for the day like in the afternoon or does it mean to wake up early in the morning before the temperature goes above 90 and apply it while the temperature is still in the 80's......Houston weather the only time in the summer would be early morning of late evening for an application if this is the case. Please advise
    A

    The ?Martin's TopShot Weed Killer label does not specifically state a temperature in which this product should be used. However, it is recommended that you use the Martin's TopShot Weed Killer? when the temperatures are below 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be applied in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are not as high. You do not want to apply during the heat of the day to prevent potential damage. 

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  • Asked by Ron from Prairieville, La
    01/13/2019
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    Can I use Martin's TopShot Weed Killer on centipede that is dormant?
    I have some weeds popping up over the winter that I would like to spray.
    A

    We do not recommend applying Top Shot or other MSM products while centipede turf is dormant.

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    6 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by J.
    08/05/2018
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    Does Martin's TopShot Weed Killer kill Bahia in St. Augustine?
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer is the ideal treatment for St. Augustinegrass, Zoysiagrass, Centipede grass, Bermudagrass, Fine Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass. Use this product when weeds (including Bahia) are actively growing during spring, summer or fall. 

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  • Asked by Pat from Covington, La
    09/18/2019
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    Should I mow before I apply TopShot?
    Do I need to mow the lawn first or is it better to have more leaf exposure to absorb into weeds. Also after mowing should I bag the clippings?
    A

    You can mow two days prior to Martin's TopShot Weed Killer application and two days after application. It’s best to bag clippings. 

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  • Asked by Valerie from Port Orange, Florida
    04/24/2017
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    Would Martin's TopShot Weed Killer be effective on oxalis and purple nutsedge in a St. Augustine lawn?
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer is labeled for Oxalis and can be used safely on a St. Augustine lawn.  It is not labeled for sedges.

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    5 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Joe from Sulphur, La
    10/08/2019
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    How much water should be used with one ampule of Martin's TopShot Weed Killer in a hand pump sprayer?
    The directions for a hand pump sprayer state it uses 1-3 gallons of water. You say to fill up the sprayer and add Top Shot and treat. Well , do you use 1 gallon , 2 gallons, or 3 gallons. If you use one gallon it is going to be stronger than if you use 3 gallons. Do you have specific gallons of water to use with a pump up sprayer? 1,2,or 3?
    A

    The Martin’s TopShot Weed Killer package contains 2 ampules, and each one covers 2,500 sq ft. You can use anywhere from 1-3 gallons of water to dilute the product to treat that 2500 sq ft area. The lower volume will be better for fewer weeds or less dense growth, while the higher volume will be better for denser weed growth so that you have sufficient coverage on the targe weeds. Keep in mind that when using herbicides, it is most important to use the correct amount of active ingredient for the size area you are treating, and you can just think of the water as a carrier for that active ingredient.

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  • Asked by Larry from Chandler, Oklahoma
    02/13/2020
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    Can the grass/weeds be wet when Martin's TopShot Weed Killer is applied?
    Like right after a light rain.
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer can be applied to wet grass. It’s even recommended to apply after a morning dew. 

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  • Asked by Jarvis from Lauderhill, Fl
    08/31/2018
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    Will Martin's TopShot Weed Killer harm coco plum hedges?
    My fence line is covered with air potato weed vines, will Top Shot adversely affect my hedges?
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer is only labeled for listed, established lawns and not around hedges/exposed roots, etc.

     

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  • Asked by Clint
    08/08/2016
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    Will Martin's TopShot Weed Killer kill sand spur in Bermuda grass
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer is safe for Bermuda grass, but not labeled to take out Sandbur. Blindside would be a better product to treat for Sandbur in Bermuda. 

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  • Asked by John from Baton Rouge
    04/12/2015
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    Will Martin's TopShot Weed Killer kill clover in monkey grass
    Or will it kill the monkey grass also
    A
    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer  could harm monkey grass. You may want to try spot treating with Roundup.
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  • Asked by Julian from Bryan Texas
    07/16/2019
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    Can Martin's TopShot Weed Killer be used around fruit trees?
    A

    No, Martin's TopShot Weed Killer cannot be used around fruit trees or vegetable gardens. 

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  • Asked by Ammon from Cumming
    03/21/2016
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    Will Martin's TopShot Weed Killer kill Zeon Zoysia?
    I have lots of Wild Onion/Wild Garlic weeds in my newly laid zeon zoysia turf (last summer). Will this kill only the weeds? It says to spray it on the whole lawn so I'm concerned the grass will die.
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer  will not harm Zeon Zoysia as it is listed as a tolerant turf grass. As long as your lawn is now established and has been mowed at least 2 times, Martin's TopShot will not harm your Zeon Zoysia. Be sure to consult the product label prior to application.

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  • Asked by Ben from Hampstead, Nc
    02/13/2018
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    How long after I apply TopShot Weed Killer should I wait to overseed with carpetgrass?
    I am starting to see signs of bitter cress in my lawn and I plan to over seed with carpet grass this spring.
    A

    Since Martin's TopShot Weed Killer is not labeled as safe to use on carpetgrass, we would not recommend using it on this type of turf at all. A great product to use for post-emergent control of bittercress in carpetgrass would be Dismiss Herbicide. After applying Dismiss Herbicide, you would need to wait at least one month before overseeding. You can view full application directions on the product label here.

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  • Asked by Larry from Olive Branch, Ms
    05/13/2019
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    Can Martin's TopShot Weed Killer be used in Bermuda grass?
    A

    Yes, Martins TopShot can be used in Bermuda grass.

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  • Asked by Kris from Katy Tx
    05/29/2019
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    Will Martin's TopShot Weed Killer kill wandering jew?
    Wandering jew is in day flower family I believe.
    A

    Martin's TopShot Weed Killer does not list daylily or wandering jew as controlled so we cannot confirm it would kill it. We would recommend a product that contains triclopyr such as Monterey Spurge Power for more complete kill on this plant. Cultural practices such as removing all plant litter and bringing native plants into the area to better compete will also help to eradicate this plant.

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  • Asked by Clarence from Cannon Falls
    09/06/2019
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    Will Martin's TopShot Weed Killer kill quack grass?
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    No, Martin’s TopShot Weed Killer will not control quackgrass. Please let us know what kind of turfgrass you have so that we can better assist you.

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