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Old 01-04-2013, 07:01 PM
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Mulch

I have a number of apartment that I mow, but the mulched beds took so much time keeping weeds and grass out. I will be adding mulch this spring but wanted to ask what pre-emergents any of you used because mine (pendulum) sure has not worked for the last three years of spring and fall applications. Try to keep 2" of mulch base.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:13 PM
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We have had pretty good success with lesco's SNAPSHOT. Make sure weeds are pulled first, mulch top-dressed properly, then put down the pruduct at the correct setting on your hand spreader
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:51 PM
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We have had pretty good success with lesco's SNAPSHOT. Make sure weeds are pulled first, mulch top-dressed properly, then put down the pruduct at the correct setting on your hand spreader
Maybe that is what I am doing wrong. I have been pulling up all the weeds, putting down the pre emergent, then putting down the mulch. So, I should put it down over the mulch? Also I am using a granular and not a liquid.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:14 PM
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As previously stated, read the label for direction and application rates. In our state, you need to have a pesticide license to use ANY pre-emergent herbicide, even ones that homeowners may purchase (like preen)
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:38 PM
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Remember to WATER IN your pre emergents they don't just start working on their own. On mulch beds we use snapshot, spread a layer water it in THEN mulch over it. Sometimes we put a layer on top of the new mulch also, and water it in. May be overkill but it's better than pulling weeds and grass out of beds.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:55 AM
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We have had pretty good success with lesco's SNAPSHOT. Make sure weeds are pulled first, mulch top-dressed properly, then put down the pruduct at the correct setting on your hand spreader
I believe it's a Dow Chemical product also sold by Lesco.

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/sn...shot+herbicide

Definitely the best but WHEW! The PRICE! There are generic versions.

You not only need a pesticide license it may require a separate category.

You may need to water it in Texas. I don't need to in Ohio.

Weeds are so prevalent in Ohio I always have to spot treat with Roundup once a month or so.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:33 AM
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In Texas, I believe, you do need an applicators license.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:57 PM
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Treflan 5G works well. On top of the mulch because you could bring in weed seeds with the mulch. You never know.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:13 PM
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I pay $1/pd for snapshot not sure of a lower cost alternative. let me know.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:48 PM
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Treflan 5G works well. On top of the mulch because you could bring in weed seeds with the mulch. You never know.
You have a good point because I have seen weeds that were never there till I put down fresh mulch. Thanks!
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