what pre emerg for mulch beds?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RLSLandscaping, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. RLSLandscaping

    RLSLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    what's a good pre-em to use before i mulch?..what do u guys suggest...thanks fellas..

    SK instead of busting my chops u could gimme a link. u can still bust my chops and help me out...
  2. Chunkster27

    Chunkster27 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Snapshot seems to work well for us... :waving:
  3. sjj14

    sjj14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Snapshot works best is one of the more expensive options though. I tend to use treflan with 2 apps during the season.
  4. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    Is there really a cheap option? nothing I know of that is as effective.
    I'm all ears if there is a less expensive, yet equally effective alternative to snap shot or surflan.
  5. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

    For my pine and mulch beds I use 0-0-8 with Stonewall (Barricade). I've never had a problem.

    0-0-7 would do also. Check the lable for ornamental listings.

    Hope this helps.
  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Surflan always works well for me. The cost is not that bad if you get no name surflan. roughly 50 bucks for 32 oz and it goes along ways. Lasts right around 6-8 months and saves a ton of time. I charge 15-30 an ounce.
  7. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    Preen is the best. buy the professional strenght. no more weeds in the beds

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