Ornamental Beds, herbicides

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by edger, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. edger

    edger LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 57

    What would be the best herbicide to you in these areas? I know what to use in the turf areas but not real sure as to what to use in the bed areas. There are a mixture of trees and shrubs in these beds. Anywhere from Azaleas to Dogwoods and large pines. Yes I have my applicator license. :help:


  2. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    I don't know if it is the same in NC but here in OH you have to have an Ornamental Weed Control license to spray the weeds in beds. The Turf Pest Control license does not include that.

    I use Round Up Pro for most of my post-emergent apps. and snapshot for my pre-emergent applications in mulched areas.

  3. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    You can used PREEN or Snapshot (lesco has it).
  4. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    are a few
  5. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Same here in IN .....I actually passed my ornamental exam today and it was much more difficult than the turf for some reason...
  6. toxic man

    toxic man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Hey Bill,

    What Combination of Pre-em do you like to use in the planter beds? Something that covers a broad spectrum?

  7. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Gallery and one of the others .
    The lable will tell you what you can use it on.
    If it's not on the lable doesn't mean it's not OK.
    Test an area to make sure it's gonna be OK
  8. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Hey Turf guys, this is a great add on service for your program. Up till this year I only sold, lime, aer, slice seeding as my add ons.

    This season I offered pre emergent bed control, post control
    crabgrass ( acclaim ) treatment and the much disscused mosquito program. With these 3 items I took my customer avg. from 420's to 545 per year. And all sold from winter renewals to inserts with treatments, hardly any costs at all. I do 95% res.

    Next year we are adding post control treatments to beds and adding a tick program to the mosquito program.
  9. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Edger didn't say whether this was a pre or post situation.

    Your responses thus far were targeted toward weed prevention, but it sounds as if there are currently weeds in the beds.

    Off the top of my head...Fusilade and Image are possible as over the top applications on bermuda grass or grassy weeds respectively. Depends on what you have. In all cases the most important thing is to read the label.

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