Best Alternative to Preen

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PheniXLCC, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. PheniXLCC

    PheniXLCC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I am looking for the best alternative to Preen. I am tired of paying $25.00 for a 22.5 lb bag. I am using this for my mulching jobs. I would like to buy in a bulk amount, say 50 lbs plus???.

    I just want to know what you pros think is the best, but also affordable.

    Also, what do you think about Lesco Products

    2 48" Turf Tracers HP
    1 60" Lazer
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    snapshot. lesco has good quality products but so do many other suppliers so shop around!
  3. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Snapshot is what i use I have used Ronstar in the past
  4. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    snapshot, surflan, pendulum.... surflan shouldnbt be used around annuals.. The same is mentioned of snapshot, but have not noticed any detrimental effects from snapshot in recommended usages.
  5. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    Snapshot is what I would recommend.. You're gonna spend 80-90 bucks for a 50# bag, but the control is MUCH better and longer than Treflan (Preen)
  6. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 670

    You may want to compare the labels to preen and snapshot. The AI is the same, just higher%in snapshot. Personally we have had great results with snapshot.
  7. Microbe

    Microbe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Can you use treflan around bulbs? Also if snapshot is outlawed in NY what else can you use?
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,444

    Preen Or Snapshot /2 Applications
    Works Great

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