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Old 07-02-2014, 06:22 PM
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Bare ground weed control

just trying to get some input on a weed control programs. What is everyone using for garden beds and bareground. (stones, boat yards, homeowners)

we have been using a 200gal sprayer with a chem lawn gun for all our pre.apps then a back pack for the spots for the rest of the season about every 30 days

we do a 6 step program for the whole season. all works great but just seeing what other things people are doing to make things better

do any guys use those guns that look like a power washer gun but is kinda a boom?

what has every one been using for beds and stone for the home owners. Barricade and gallery???? is there better products out there?

are you guys just charging for a season price and only going like 3 apps. if they call its free?

just trying to pick your brain to see what works best for people really doing it

thanks so much Happy 4th
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:42 PM
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I don't really have a program set up, but I do a decent amount of bareground and non-selective work, more on the industrial side. Mostly using a dedicated 200 gal skid tank with 400ft. of hose and GG GES (JD-9) gun. I have a curved wand with 2GPM fan tip but am not a huge fan of it. For areas with desirable vegetation in the near vicinity, I have been trying out a 1.6% solution of glyphosate, 5oz/100 gal of Esplanade 200SC, and 16oz/100 of NuFilm IR. For complete bareground the same mix but with 16.5oz/100 of Viewpoint added, this really knocks out tough perennials and any brush on site. The metsulfuron methyl in my experience really knocks out brush.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:54 PM
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Bed pre emerge I swear by snapshot, if applied at right time is very very effective
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:18 PM
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Bed pre emerge I swear by snapshot, if applied at right time is very very effective
U r right, Snapshot is the best pre-em for landscape beds.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:18 PM
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Does snapshot hurt any shrubs /plants in beds?
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:30 PM
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Have heard of it affecting perennials, personally have never had any issues and use it on some properties that are loaded with perennials. I won't do commercial / HOA properties w/o using it, if applied properly and at right timing in spring has a 95%+ success rate meaning a few breakthroughs here and there but keeps majority out.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:32 PM
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I'm going to have to check it out thanks for the info!
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