question about 1st weeding of bed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mlc4163, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. mlc4163

    mlc4163 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Got an couple entrance ways into communities that are overgrown with weeds.
    What is the best way to get this under control.
    I thought I'd run through and pull out whatever comes. Give it a few days and what ever is sticking it's head up as new growth can get nailed with some roundup.
    Or
    Should I dig up what ever weed I can get and then roundup as above.
    If I going to roundup then I invest the time/money?
    Straighten me out please.
    How do the PROS do it
     
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Handweed it and charge $xx hr.

    If more persists then try reseed the area.


    If not ask LGF I know he will kill me for my answer but, he knows alot more then I EVER will.

    Good Luck,

    Chris
     
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Spray for weeds, then use a pre-emergent if it's grass. If it's beds use Preen.
     
  4. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389


    what he said....

    Preen is a good product and can be picked up locally at most department places(wal-mart, k-mart, home depot). ive tried similar products from lesco and the like but havent seen any justifiable results to go along with the increase in price.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Snapshot is what you want. Preen is the homeowner's equivalent to this. The Snapshot is a higher concentrate and percentage of AI. ;)
     
  6. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    yes snapshot is what we use as well but if he doesnt have a lesco account, he probably wont be able to pick any up.

    figured when he said it was his first time weeding a bed, lesco wasnt in the picture.

    preen works well IMHO but, you will have to use more of it that snapshot which costs more but you use less.

    either way, both products work.
     

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