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shawn'slawns
07-20-2002, 11:20 PM
O.K. I'M GETTING SICK OF $20.00 BUCKS A POP FOR A BAG OF PREEN. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT I CAN SUBSTITE FOR WEED PREVENTION IN NEW/EXSISTING BEDS? ALSO I TEND TO USE ALOT OF WEED KILLER (TOTAL VEGITATION KILLER) FOR PATIOS AND GRAVEL DRIVES CURRENTLY USING TRIOX/ORTHO TOTAL VEG KILLER, AGAIN THE COST!! BUT THE STUFF SEEMS TO WORK GREAT.:confused:

RMDoyon
07-21-2002, 12:13 AM
How many sf does that $20 bag cover?

Roger

Greenie
07-21-2002, 06:22 AM
Simazine 4L mixed with Round-Up, according to directions sprayed on gravel drives, walks, patios, etc. works well and provides coverage for up to one growing season. Simazine 4L should be less expensive than Preen and should work for you in flower beds.
You should be licensed as an applicator to apply pesticides for customers and for public places.

BLL
07-26-2002, 01:30 AM
is simazine a pre emergent herbicide? I'm assumig its sprayable if mixing with roundup adn where can you get it. I am trying the Snapshot this year as preemergent on beds but its a ranular. About $77 a bag but it does about 5000 ft^2 i think/

RMDoyon
07-26-2002, 06:55 AM
Snapshot will treat ~1/2 an acre at the low rate.

Roger

strickdad
07-26-2002, 12:37 PM
im with the yankee clipper snapshot is the way to go... we use quite a bit of it..

SCL
07-28-2002, 10:54 AM
I use treflan granular made by American. Trifflouron, same as preen, and costs app. $10 a 15lb. bag Bag covers 2400 feet.

ubirajara83
12-17-2008, 05:04 PM
is there a place where I can find a local dealer?

Critical Care
12-18-2008, 09:40 PM
Look at farm supply outlets, nurseries, landscape/irrigation stores...

I use Snapshot and can purchase it at either an agricultural store or at one of the irrigation speciality stores.

BrandonV
12-19-2008, 03:35 PM
love the snapshot

Marcos
12-20-2008, 01:03 AM
O.K. I'M GETTING SICK OF $20.00 BUCKS A POP FOR A BAG OF PREEN. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT I CAN SUBSTITE FOR WEED PREVENTION IN NEW/EXSISTING BEDS? ALSO I TEND TO USE ALOT OF WEED KILLER (TOTAL VEGITATION KILLER) FOR PATIOS AND GRAVEL DRIVES CURRENTLY USING TRIOX/ORTHO TOTAL VEG KILLER, AGAIN THE COST!! BUT THE STUFF SEEMS TO WORK GREAT.:confused:

$20.00 for a bag of Preen?
What, are you getting ripped-off because you're buying homeowner-friendly 10 pound bags from some stupid box store like HD or Lowes?

Another example: "Ortho Total Vegetation Killer"...:hammerhead:

Dude! You're up in the middle of Amish country, right?
(the answer is "yes", because I know precicely where New Philadelphia is! :))
Well, SOMEWHERE up there, there's got to be a Deere/Lesco, or an Ag co-op facility like Southern States?

Do you use any of these these guys locally?
http://southernstates.findlocation.com/results.aspx

As far as your question is concerned...I think you'll find you'll get a better "bang for your buck" when you begin buying wholesale.:waving:
Deere/Lesco carries a nice landscaper-friendly granular formulation of Pre-M (pendimethilin) that generally runs something like around $20-$25 maybe $30, for a 50 pound bag!


But like Greenie said, though, IF you're doing it 'for hire', you or no one else has any business applying any of this stuff unless he/she has a pesticide license!
It'll makes absolutely no difference to the given OH pesticide agent whether your pesticides were later found to be purchased at a wholesale co-op like Southern States, or Home Depot.
You'll be treated the same, regardless!:cry::nono:
So take advantage of this 'down' time....while it's still here!
GET YOUR LICENSE!