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Old 01-03-2016, 11:35 PM
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Substitute for Preen

I was wondering if there was a commercial substitute for Preen. I was thinking I might look into using it, but then someone mentioned to me that it would NOT be prudent to use such a product in the mulch/wood chips around playground equipment (at a school). Thoughts?????
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:02 AM
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Not sure if you saw this:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=375625

And you can look into Corn Glutten below.

http://www.kellysolutions.com/erenew...3_12_34_PM.pdf

If it was a homeowner it would be one thing, but a school with so many different kids would be like opening up a can of worms. Probably better to hand weed and charge by the hour.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:13 AM
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A good read, thanks.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:28 AM
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Snapshot. Excellent excellent product.

I would NOT use corn gluten for bed weed control. Ever. Loaded with nitrogen. Tons of it. Any shrubs you use it around would be all stem, no flower.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:33 AM
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I wasn't planning to use the Gluten. Wish I could use the Preen though.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:43 AM
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You most likely will not need to use a pre em around playground areas If you add enough mulch , Just a post as needed.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:56 AM
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In this particular case, they don't have a ton of mulch - at least not enough to keep the weeds knocked down. Last year, I treated as needed, and they kind of got away from me. I'd knock down the one's that were up, but more would shoot up in the next week or two and sort of get out of control. I would prefer to NOT spray every day I cut, if possible.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:29 PM
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The commercial version of Preen is called Treflan. The active ingredient is Trifullain. Check with Helena Chemical or CHS in your neck of the woods. Two things, read the label and even though the label might permit there might be state and local restrictions. Secondly, under OSHA there are reentry times that you must comply with too. You might get some raised eyebrows when you have to close a playground down for a day. And if you go the Roundup route, you might want to consider Sycthe
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:34 PM
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Fireball -

Thanks for the info. I'll check the label as soon as I can get somewhere that carries it. In the past, when I sprayed I would do it on a Friday evening or late afternoon when nobody was there. This is with the Pronto Big N Tuf. I do mark as I'm supposed to, as well. Any idea how the Sycthe compares to the Pronto stuff (from TSC)?
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:56 PM
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I really hate to be the one to ask this, but are you licensed for applying? The reason I ask are the questions and products you mention AND the fact where you are applying could get you in a possible bad situation.
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