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pendulum ???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by fishanhunt, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. fishanhunt

    fishanhunt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    I am fairly new to spraying and I am licensed. Both of my chemical dealers here preach and praise Pendulum or the generic version Pin Dee 3.0. Do any of you guys use these pre-emergents or do you recommend something else?
  2. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    It is a great product. Only problem is it is yellow and stains everything yellow.
  3. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    I hate pendulum (staining). Try barricade or generic barricade or dimension.
  4. thempikes

    thempikes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Agreed with other posts. Great product but it stains and the smell is terrible....
  5. abrightday

    abrightday LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    If you spray right, you don't have to worry about staining,, Orthene smells too but not for too long,,and the yellow breaks down in a few days,,the thing is the price,,I can get a 2.5 gal. bottle for just $80.00 with tax,,compare that to other products.
  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    Pendi has a longer list of pre kill
    Barricade is shorter on that list
    Pendi does stink and stain some but once you get used to putting it out, you can watch out for the bad habits. The only reason I don't use it any longer is the duration of kill. It doesn't last long in the soil and heat will break it down faster. Barricade and Dimension lasts longer. It all depends if you want to reseed, overseed as to what you are using.
    If I am overseeding, or plan to sod, I won't even consider using barricade or Dimension
  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Pendulum is cheap... & works great! try the "Aquacap" a lot less smell but a few more dollars. I kinda like the yellow cause it shows me my coverage and the yeller breaks down quickly with time and irrigation... I also use it as a pre-emergent on planting beds.

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