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How Much Tenacity Per Gallon? The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Herbicide Application (2023)

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Are you tired of guessing how much tenacity per gallon to use for your herbicide application? Look no further! This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need to achieve flawless and effective weed control.

What is Tenacity Herbicide?

how much tenacity per gallonBefore we dive into the specifics of herbicide application, let’s first understand what tenacity herbicide is. Tenacity is a selective herbicide that targets both pre- and post-emergent weeds. It contains the active ingredient mesotrione and is known for its excellent control of crabgrass, poa annua, and other broadleaf weeds.

Measuring Tenacity Herbicide

The amount of tenacity herbicide you need per gallon depends on several factors including the type of weed you are targeting, the size of the area you are treating, and the stage of growth of your turfgrass.

The recommended amount per gallon varies between 0.33 and 0.66 fluid ounces of tenacity per 1 gallon of water.

Adding Surfactant

Adding SurfactantTo enhance the effectiveness of tenacity herbicide, most users add a surfactant to their mixture. Surfactant is a substance that helps the herbicide stick to the weed’s surface and penetrate its waxy layer.

Directions for Use

To achieve the best results, follow the directions for use on the product label carefully. The label provides valuable information such as mixing instructions, application rates, and safety precautions.

Tips for Application

Tips for ApplicationWhen applying tenacity herbicide, there are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Make sure your spray equipment is calibrated correctly to ensure even coverage.
  • Apply the herbicide during calm weather conditions to prevent drift.
  • Avoid spraying on windy days.
  • Wear protective clothing such as gloves and a face mask.
  • Do not apply to newly seeded turfgrass until it has been mowed at least three times.
  • Do not apply to areas of tall fescue or in the fall when seeding of certain turfgrasses is planned.
  • Only spot-treat small areas of weeds to avoid damaging the surrounding turfgrass.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use tenacity herbicide on my vegetable garden?

No, tenacity herbicide is not recommended for use on vegetable gardens.

How long does tenacity herbicide take to work?

Tenacity herbicide can take up to several weeks to work depending on the type of weed and the stage of growth.

Can tenacity herbicide be used on golf courses?

Yes, tenacity herbicide can be used on golf courses but always refer to the product label and follow the directions for use carefully.

Can I mix tenacity herbicide with other herbicides?

No, tenacity herbicide should not be mixed with other herbicides unless specified on the product label.

Is tenacity herbicide safe for pets?

When used according to the product label, tenacity herbicide is safe for pets.


By following the instructions on the product label and the tips provided in this guide, you can achieve perfect herbicide application every time. Remember to always wear protective clothing and follow safety precautions to avoid any mishaps.

With the right amount of tenacity per gallon and surfactant, you can enjoy a beautiful, weed-free lawn.

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Mutasim Sweileh

Mutasim is a published author and software engineer and agriculture expert from the US. To date, he has helped thousands of people make their yards lush and thick.