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Old 02-21-2008, 09:11 AM
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Pre-emergent for flower beds

I know many of you use snapshot for your mulch beds but what about your flowerbeds? I don't think you can put that stuff down when you plant flowers because it won't let them grow right? Do you just have to hand weed the flower beds?
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:50 PM
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We have used it in the flower beds for years. no problems. (over 200 commercial accounts)
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:03 PM
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You can put it down just before you plant your spring flowers? I thought it would prevent the flowers from growing also.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:10 PM
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We put it down second week of march. It is a cholinesterase inhibitor, and is really only effective on smaller plants (early stages of life, although snapshot is a bit tougher than treflan, etc.).
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:53 PM
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have had only mild problems with vinca if it is used too much, other than that i have even used it on some of the plants labeled as harmed by it, just use less and have had no problems, but to be safe i would try till comfortable with the material. it does a good job, but still have to de -weed by hand or roundup to keep some weeds in check that are not controlled. mulching after first application is a must to get good control. rock mulch is still ok cause there is almost always fabric under it to help too. it is a good product.l i apply using the small hand spreader by scotts i get from walmart for 10 bucks. i hold it low( must apply with little wind, it is a dust ) and wear a mask, gloves and long sleeve shirt. two apps are needed about 4 weeks apart i think.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:58 PM
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So you put the stuff down in early March, hopefully just before it rains. Then you start your flowers in late April or early May and they should grow just fine?
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:11 PM
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yup, but rememeber it takes two apps 4 weeks apart
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