How to Use Bayer Southern Lawn Weed Killer

Overview

Bayer Advanced Southern Lawn Weed Killer is a post-emergent weedkiller. The product is available in concentrate, ready-to-spray and ready-to-use formulas. The ready-to-spray and ready-to-use formulas do not require mixing and are equipped with a spray apparatus. The concentrate requires mixing and a tank or hose-end sprayer. Apply Bayer Advanced Southern Lawn Weed Killer when weeds are actively growing, three days after mowing. Wear gloves, a breathing mask and protective clothing.

Ready-to-Use Product

Step 1

Remove the spray attachment located beneath the container's handle and extend the hose.

Step 2

Remove the cap on the bottle and insert the hose to the bottom of the container. Connect the other end into the opening in the cap by snapping into place.

Step 3

Test the strength of the stream by spraying the product on a bare patch of soil. Press the trigger several times to prime the pumping action and adjust the nozzle until you have a coarse stream.

Step 4

Spray the Bayer Advanced Southern Lawn Weed Killer directly in the middle of each weed, from a distance of 12 inches, no more than two times. Turn the nozzle on the sprayer to the "X," which is the off position. Leave the hose in place and snap the sprayer back under the handle. Place the product out of the reach of children and pets.

Step 5

Repeat the procedure, if necessary, in four weeks.

Concentrate

Step 1

Water the lawn, if it is dry, 24 hours before spraying.

Step 2

Add water and weedkiller to the tank sprayer, according to the suggested rates on the product's label.

Step 3

Shake the sprayer and pressurize, according to the tank sprayer's directions.

Step 4

Adjust the nozzle until you have a coarse spray. Spray the product on a bare patch of soil.

Step 5

Apply the product evenly over the entire lawn or spray individual weeds from a distance of 12 inches, in the center of the weed.

Hose-End Sprayer

Step 1

Fill the sprayer jar with the concentrate, close it and set the dial. Numbers on the dial correspond to the required ounces of concentrate per gallon as suggested on the product's label.

Step 2

Attach the sprayer to the hose.

Step 3

Begin applying the product at the part of the lawn farthest from the faucet and walk backward toward the faucet as you spray.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not allow people or pets onto the treated area until the product has dried. Herbicides may contain toxic chemicals. Read and follow all label warnings and directions, wear protective clothing during application and store chemicals out of the reach of children and pets.

Things You'll Need

  • Gloves
  • Breathing mask
  • Protective clothing
  • Water
  • Tank sprayer

References

  • Bayer Advanced: Bayer Advanced Southern Weed Killer For Lawns-Ready To Use (Label)
  • Bayer Advanced: Bayer Advanced Southern Weed Killer For Lawns-Concentrate (Label)
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