We apologize but there is not an exact time frame of how often you should apply the Tenacity Herbicide to keep the bentgrass out of your lawn. The product label states that the Tenacity acts as a pre and post emergent on bentgrass so it should help prevent it for at least a few months if you sprayed recently as a spring application. Post emergent wise, you would apply it as you start to see new signs of bentgrass growth to eliminate it as its come up at that point. Tenacity is a strong product so you dont want to over apply the product and risk harming/burning your lawn or whiten it too much. You could easily apply it every 3 or 4 monts and should be fine however per the product label regarding treating for bentgrass it states:
Control of bentgrass (Agrostis spp.) and nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi) – Apply Tenacity at 5 fl. oz. per acre in at least 30 gallons of water per acre at two to three week interval for up to three applications. Apply with a NIS surfactant. Bentgrass control may be more effective in the late summer/early fall just prior to onset of renewed bentgrass growth, than spring/early summer applications.
No, when using Tenacity Herbicide as a pre-emergent a surfactant is not needed. Only when you are using it as a post-emergent.
When using Tenacity Herbicide or other post-emergent herbicides, you should not mow at least 2 days before or 2 days after applying the product. You should avoid spraying on newly germinated turgrass plants, and wait until newly germinated turf has been mowed 2 times or 4 weeks after emergence (whichever is longer) before applying, per the product label. Regarding watering, Tenacity is rainfast within a few hours of application, so I would avoid watering within about 3 hours of post-emergent applications. For pre-emergent applications, you will need to irrigate the area with 0.15 inches of water if there has not been this amount of rainfall within 10 days of application. There are no restrictions on fertilizing schedules. Keep in mind that desirable turf may discolor slightly to white or yellow, but listed tolerable turf should recover well. If you are using a fertilizer that can stress the lawn, then it may be a good idea to separate applications by 1-2 weeks. Please let us know if we may further assist you.
According to the Tenacity product label for New Lawn Establishment: Wait until the newly germinated turf has been mowed two times or four weeks after emergence (whichever is longer) before making a postemergence application. If it is an established lawn, we recommend waiting to mow your lawn 2-3 days after application and 2 days prior to application.
Tenacity Herbicide is labeled for use on Tall Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Centipedegrass, Buffalograss, Perennial Ryegrass, Fine Fescue, St. Augustine Grass. Other species of grass such as Bentgrass, Poa annua, kikuyugrass, zoysiagrass, seashore paspalum and bermudagrass are sensitive to Tenacity applications and damage may occur. According to the product label - Residential Lawn Applications: Unless renovating and/or re-seeding the home lawn, avoid broadcast applications of Tenacity for pre and post-emergence weed control because undesirable whitening of some turfgrasses may occur.
We do not ship to Australia and we are not sure if the manufacturer offers Tenacity in Australia. You can contact the manufacturer, Syngenta, to inquire about availability 866-796-4368.
There should be no issues applying Tenacity around the same time as a feritlizer as long the label on the fertilizer does not state that it cannot be used with herbicides.
Tenacity Herbicide would be a great option for you to control crabgrass without harming your Centipede lawn. Tenacity needs to be tank mixed with a non ionic surfactant or the best results and stick to the leaf surface of the weeds, and its advised to use a dye like Turf Mark Blue with it so you can make sure to not overlap if you plan to do a broadcast application on the property. According to the Tenacity product label you will need to mix 1/2 tsp of product + 1 1/2 tsp surfactant with 1 gallon of water for spot treatments. After spraying with Tenacity Herbicide, the foliage of treated weeds cease growth after application, then turn white (loss of chlorophyll), and death may take up to three weeks. A repeat application is required after two to three weeks for improved postemergence weed control.
You can apply Tenacity Herbicide multiple times per year as long as you do not exceed the maximum annual rate of 16 oz per Acre per year. To treat yellow nutsedge, you may need to reapply Tenacity after 2 to 3 weeks; be sure to use a non-ionic surfactant for post-emergent applications. We would allow at least 2 week for nutsedge to yellow after herbicide applications.
We recommend waiting 2-4 weeks between applications of herbicides and fertilizers to avoid over stressing the treated areas.
Morning dew will not lessen the effects of Tenacity. It some circumstances a more moist soil will make for better root uptake. You are safe to make the Tenacity application in the cooler times of the day when temps are below 85 degrees. If temps rise above 85 degrees after the product has dried it should not reduce effectiveness.
Tenacity Herbicide can be applied any time the weeds and grasses you are treating are still actively growing with temperatures consistently above 55 degrees. Please let us know if we can be of any more assitance.
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Generally, if you are treating with Tenacity Herbicide and using a tolerant seed, the applications can be done at the same time. If not, we would recommend waiting three months after the application of Tenacity Herbicide to re-seed your lawn. If you have any specific questions, we would recommend giving us a call at 866-581-7378.