SureGuard Herbicide is a preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for control of selected grass and broadleaf weeds in and around ornamental woody shrubs, deciduous trees and conifers grown outdoors in containers or in the field (in the ground) and to maintain bare ground non-crop areas and dormant warm season turfgrass. SureGuard Herbicide controls weeds by inhibiting protoporphyrinogen oxidase, an essential enzyme required by plants for chlorophyll biosynthesis. Seedling weeds are controlled preemergence when exposed to sunlight following contact with the soil applied herbicide. SureGuard Herbicide may cause spotting or speckling on foliage if the spray solution directly contacts actively growing plant foliage or green bark. Leaves that receive indirect (drift) spray contact may be affected in a similar manner. Translocation of SureGuard Herbicide is limited, and under most conditions established and vigorously growing woody ornamentals will rapidly outgrow any injury symptoms. However, direct application to actively growing foliage can cause severe injury or death with sensitive ornamental plant species, especially in herbaceous bedding plants and flowers.
Rate of use: For application volume of 1 gallon per 500 sq. ft. : Mix 1-1/4 tsp in 1 gallon of water.