What weed spray before mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AFM Contracting, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. AFM Contracting

    AFM Contracting LawnSite Member
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    I dont do many mulch jobs, but I have a customer who wants mulch installed and does not want weeds coming through. There are a couple shrubs and trees but no flowers in the garden. what is the best chemical to spray to ensure this.
     
  2. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Use PREEN- sold at all major retail stores...Follow directions......simple and effective.
     
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    Snapshot works very good.
     
  4. AFM Contracting

    AFM Contracting LawnSite Member
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    these products wont harm the existing vegitation though will they
     
  5. Ford Guy

    Ford Guy LawnSite Member
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    Do you have a pesticide license to be applying it?
     
  6. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is it necessary to have one, if you buy the chemicals from Home Depot?
     
  7. donniegbme

    donniegbme LawnSite Member
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    Preen is the best product that I have found. You can use this anywhere you are not planting seeds. What preen does is keeps seeds from germinating. You have to pull all existing grass and weeds out and then apply the preen. It will not affect plants just seeds. You can get this at Lowes or Home Depot and it is not expensive.
     
  8. Crewcutlawncare

    Crewcutlawncare LawnSite Member
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    afm contracting - As long as you are licensed, I would go with the Snapshot material from Lesco. A 50 lb. bag of it will run you about 130.00 but it is well worth it considering you won't have to worry about any weeds popping up till fall time. Unit28 - Yes. Anytime you are applying any type of pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, rodenticide, etc. on any place other than your own house, and/or you are doing it for monetary money, you must be licensed by the department of agriculture. Please do yourself a favor, and go get licensed. Trust me, you won't regret it! :weightlifter: Having the license opens up a whole new world in the lawn care industry. :dancing:
     
  9. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It does not matter where you get your chemicals home depot or not. If you spray anything and get paid for it you muct have a license. Check your local laws.
     
  10. fishman644

    fishman644 LawnSite Member
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    I always put at least 3-4 inches of mulch down. That will help to keep the weeds down that you might have missed by the weed preventer and make it easier to pull out the ones that grow from blowing in by the wind, birds etc.
     

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