Due to the strength of Tenacity, and the need to not over apply or overlap with it during application to avoid discoloring or excess stress to the desirable turf grass, we do not recommend mixing other post emergent herbicides in the same tank with it unless stated on the label. Tenacity should be applied with a Non Ionic Surfactant and a temporary marking dye like Turf Mark Blue to ensure no overlapping occurs to cause your turf to whiten. We would recommend applying the Triad Select in a separate application. Should you decide to try tank mix the two, we recommend doing a tank mix test first for compatibility, and test a small area to ensure safety to the lawn. Though be aware Tenacity is not labeled to effect bermuda at all.
Tenacity Herbicide should not be used if the seed you are putting down is more than 20% fine fescue. If you have a fescue blend that is less than 20% fine fescue, then it should be safe to use Tenacity before or at the same time as seeding. Please refer to the product label for full application instructions.
You should cover plants that you do not wish drift of a Tenacity Herbicide application to contact. It should only be applied to established listed lawns as directed. You should avoid vegetables, flowers, groundcovers (junipers), trees etc. Apply on a non-windy day.
It may be fine to mix both Tenacity and Gordon's Trimec together but has not been tested by the manufacturer. We recommend that you perform a jar test to an inconspicuous area first prior to a full application to confirm if you wish to use them both together.
There are no restrictions on the label for Tenacity Herbicide regarding timing around application of beneficial nematodes. Unfortuunately, not too much is known about the possible effects of using herbicides when applying beneficial insects. We would not recommend mixing or applying Tenacity immediately after appying the nematodes. We recommend contacting the manufacturer of the nematodes you are using for their recommendation on how long to wait between these applications and which is best done first.
You should wait until the newly germinated turf has been mowed two times, or four weeks after emergence (whichever is longer) before making a postemergence application with Tenacity if it was not applied at the time of seeding.
You will need to wait one year after Tenacity is used in a given area before you can plant edible vegetation in that area.
When using Tenacity Herbicide, the amount of water is not what is important; the right amount of product is. The rate for 1000 square feet is 1 teaspoon. The will mix in 1-2 gallons of water. Please let me know how much area you are treating to give you the best rate.
Tenacity Herbicide would only need a surfactant when using as a post emergent. For pre-emergence control you need to water the product in and apply before the weeds have germinated/emerged so it appears to be too late to benefit from that.
Tenacity Herbicide is not labeled for use on a dichondra lawn, and it is not labeled for spurge. Dichondra lawns are considered a type of ground cover, and many herbicides may prevent this type of lawn from growing. Please contact your local cooperative extension office Master Gardener for assistance on products that will take care of the weeds in your lawn without causing harm. Please let us know if they suggest a product, and we will certainly make an effort to locate it for you.
The product label states that Tenacity acts as a pre and post emergent on bentgrass so it should help prevent it for at least a few months if applied at the right time. As a post emergent, you would apply it as you start to see new signs of bentgrass growth at two to three week intervals for up to three applications. Twice a year would not be enough for a post emergent control but can help to prevent it. Bentgrass control may be more effective in the late summer/early fall just prior to onset of renewed bentgrass growth, rather than spring/early summer applications.
Tenacity Herbicide is only labeled to be used on bermuda when it is dormant, otherwise it can be sensitive to applications and could harm it.
If you are applying Tenacity Herbicide as a post-emergent, then you would apply when the target weeds are actively growing. Keep in mind that Tenacity is most effective in young crabgrass, so it may require more than one application to control mature crabgrass. If applying as a pre-emergent, then you usually apply just before fall overseeding and before soil temperatures drop below 70 degrees.
Yes, Tenacity Herbicide can be shipped to Washington state.
Tenacity is labeled for control of yellow nutsedge only. Tenacity does not cover other species of nutsedge. We do carry Sedgehammer which is labeled for all species of nutsedge.
Yes, the whitening of the target weeds and sometimes the turfgrass is normal per the manufacturer. Tenacity Herbicide is labeled to be used on Kentucky Bluegrass, Centipedegrass, Buffalograss, Tall Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, & Fine Fescue. It is not labeled for Bermudagrass or Centipede lawns and can cause turf injury. The whitening you see is the active ingredient working its way into the weeds/grass which causes the loss of chlorophyll followed by the weeds dying off within 1-3 weeks..If using on cool season turf, you can reseed those damaged areas if needed.
Tenacity Herbicide is applied at 5oz to 8oz per acre (depending on the turf type) or for spot treatments, 2 tsp + 3 tsp Non Ionic Surfactant per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft. Please refer to the product label for the mix rate and turf type you have.