weed control?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Mr. Sparrow, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Mr. Sparrow

    Mr. Sparrow LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Posts: 12

    i'm curious what kind of mulch you all use that is best for keeping weeds away?
    does anyone use pre-emergents after spring mulching? what works best?
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    The best kind??? I would say anything that is spread atleast 3-4 inches deep. Logically, darker colored mulches would work a bit better, but there is no evidence of real difference. As far as pre-emergents are concerned, yes, they make a huge difference. Tupersan is one to be considered. We use a product known as Snapshot that is sold commercially, but you can get the same thing in a lesser concentrate in a store bought product called Preen.
     
  3. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    What Runner said
     
  4. Mr. Sparrow

    Mr. Sparrow LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Posts: 12

    hmm, i've used preen and had no luck. i guess it only last 30 days or so.
    this year i tried snapshot and treflan and the scotts version (cant remeber the name), but i didnt really notice a difference. i thin k the mulch i used was junk
     
  5. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm curious...
    1) Are you licensed to apply pesticides?
     
  6. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Sparrow, By the way, R U Licensed for apps?????????????????????????
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    I used a 4" layer of pecan shells in my planters at home when I first built them. They lasted about 8 years before decomposing and rarely had a weed. Went back to get some more and was told that they weren't being sold to the general public any longer. They were being shipped to a bio-mass place for generation of electricity. Too bad.
     

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