Bed pre emergents

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jckrier2010, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. jckrier2010

    jckrier2010 LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
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    Going to start my own lawn care company next year and wanted to know what everbody uses for bed pre emergents? I have used freehand at my previous job and it did not give the results i would have liked. Just trying to get some ideas.
  2. Snapshot for granular and sureguard for liquid
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  3. jckrier2010

    jckrier2010 LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 3

    Thanks for input
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've had mixed results with Snapshot this season. I did use it on some pretty nasty properties, so I wonder if it's going to take a couple of seasons of control before I see the results I'm looking for.

  5. Prob it. If they have been neglected for a while you have to figure there are a lot of seeds in the soil so I'm sure it will take a few apps for control. Snapshot is an excellent product IMO.
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  6. jckrier2010

    jckrier2010 LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
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    What would be the preferred application equipment for liquid and granular bed pre emergents? I was just going to use a backpack sprayer for the liquid. Not sure on the granular though.
  7. I use one of those scott's hand spreaders from HD and it works well.
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    snapshot will control more weeds per label and experience than freehand, but both have thier place especially since freehand controls nutsedge.

    also, it does take a couple of years of staying on it to get good control with a nasty place. make sure to spray what does come up thru the snapshot in a timely manner to avoid further seeding and you will notice a tremendous dif the next season(still treating of course)
  9. Agreed. I applied snapshot to a bed that had torpedo grass(not on label and very hard to get rid of). After one app, there has not been any torpedo grass and it has been 2 years. Snapshot has great residual efficacy as well. On a bad area, one app won't do it. After years of neglect, there will be tons of seeds in the soil.
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  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Follow the directions--read the label--try not to kill any bushes. Can injure roots. Try not to get much in the grass or let it wash downhill during rain events.

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