Buffalo Weed Grass Killer

Buffalo Weed Grass Killer

Killing weeds in Buffalo grass has always been a major concern for homeowners. While quite safe for many lawn types, the active ingredient in many lawn weed killers was often Dicamba, which would damage or even kill the grass when used on Buffalo lawn.

Which Products Kill Weeds in Buffalo Lawn

These days we have many more choices which are readily available to effectively kill weeds in Buffalo grass lawns. We just must be aware that we need to purchase a product which is clearly labelled as Safe for Use on Buffalo Grass.

If the product is not clearly labelled as safe for Buffalo grass, then a simple check on the label for the active ingredient in the herbicide can be done: 

  • MCPAand Bromoxynil-based herbicides are generally safe for use on Buffalo grass. 
  • Dicamba-based herbicides are never safe for use on Buffalo grass.

Yates Lush Weed Killer

Yates Lush is a preferred weed killer for use on Buffalo grass. It uses the safe active ingredients of MCPA and Bromoxynil to effectively kill many weed types found in Buffalo grass. The product is also manufactured by a highly respected herbicide company which manufactures products for home use.

Yates Lush will effectively control Bindi, Clover, Jo-Jo, Catsear, Cudweed, Dandelion, Plantains, Thistles, Creeping Oxalis, Capeweed, Creeping Buttercup and Canadian Fleabane in Buffalo grass.

Applying Buffalo Grass Weed Killer

Weeds in Buffalo Lawn

Yates Lush weed killer or any other concentrated herbicide will need to be diluted in a handy sprayer with water. Dilution and application ratios are printed clearly on the packaging.

Warning – do not apply more herbicide or mix the herbicide any stronger than the manufacturer’s recommendations, too much herbicide can still damage any lawn type, not just Buffalo grass.

Repeat Applications of Lawn Herbicide

Some weeds can be quite robust, and therefore difficult to eradicate in a single spray. Other weed types will have masses of seeds already in the soil, and therefore will continue to produce more weeds, even though the last lot were killed.

If weeds re-emerge after spraying, or some weeds still remain alive, repeat the weed spraying again in another 2 weeks.

Man Mowing his Lawn

Do Not Spray Weeds After Lawn Mowing

As with all weed killers, never spray any herbicide on a lawn within a week of its last lawn mowing.

The open wounds created from mowing will quickly absorb any herbicide and will damage or kill any lawn type, not just Buffalo.

It’s also a great idea to never mow the lawn until one week after applying herbicides, this allows ample time for the weeds to absorb the herbicide before it is removed with lawn mowing.

Professional Buffalo Weed spraying

Some weed types like Crabgrass, Paspalum & Oxalis can be extremely difficult to eradicate in a Buffalo grass lawn.

If you’re experiencing ongoing weed control problems in your Buffalo lawn, then it may be wise to hire a professional and licensed weed spraying contractor.

A professional weed spraying contractor will have expert knowledge and access to chemicals to treat weeds that the homeowner cannot access by law. In these cases, we highly recommend the homeowner hire a professional spraying contractor and one who guarantees his work!

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