Preen or Snapshot

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jjacobsgrounds, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. jjacobsgrounds

    jjacobsgrounds LawnSite Member
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    Just curious to find out what you all use (if any) for pre emergent weed control in plant beds. Also would like to know sources for wholesale prices. I'm doing a lot of bed maintenance and applying a granular before mulching this spring.


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  2. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    I used snapshot this year for the first time. So far none of my winter annual beds have any weed in them and I haven't had to pull anything. The only time I bend over in my beds now is to deadhead my pansies. Thanks God!
     
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 567

    snapshot is way better than preen. Just make sure it is applied right. I personally have used treflan for 10-12 years now. I think its about $35 per bag. Based on application rates on the bag you could do something stupid like 200 yds of mulch with it. But ive yet to see this happen!
     
  4. Southern Elegance

    Southern Elegance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    preen is a treflan based pre emegerent. preen is just a brand name. you can use treflan 3-4 times throughout the year and get great results, cheaper than you can use snap shot once per year. we normally alternate every year
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    we have been loyal snapshot users for around 8years, but started to lose control so made a switch to Freehand 1.75G for this year, we will see. it is cheaper, uses pendi and a new chem for control over yellow nutsedge which has become a huge problem in my beds. i thought if i can get control over that than i am a winner!! suppliers are everywhere. do some searching
     
  6. Gold Star Lawns

    Gold Star Lawns LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 89

    snapshot is good...apply at the proper time and the effects are usually pretty good in my opinion.
     
  7. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    snapshot is KING! 6 months vs. 3 months snap is a very good product
     
  8. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,540

    Used preen at my house before but since using snapshot on the jobs its all i use anywhere now.
     
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Have you guys used any sedghammer for existing nutsedge ??? I've got a couple of properties with nutsedge, luckily it's not out of control up here yet, but I have a couple of places that I need to get it under control.
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i would have loved to consider sedgehammer( and i have some) to use in the beds for the problem, but the kicker is it seems 90% of the nutsedge is actauly in the shrubs where you cant spray it. that is why i am putting blind faith in this new Freehand to help curb this issue.
     

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