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Bare ground weed control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Ghopper3345, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Ghopper3345

    Ghopper3345 LawnSite Member
    from Nj
    Messages: 146

    just trying to get some input on a weed control programs. What is everyone using for garden beds and bareground. (stones, boat yards, homeowners)

    we have been using a 200gal sprayer with a chem lawn gun for all our pre.apps then a back pack for the spots for the rest of the season about every 30 days

    we do a 6 step program for the whole season. all works great but just seeing what other things people are doing to make things better

    do any guys use those guns that look like a power washer gun but is kinda a boom?

    what has every one been using for beds and stone for the home owners. Barricade and gallery???? is there better products out there?

    are you guys just charging for a season price and only going like 3 apps. if they call its free?

    just trying to pick your brain to see what works best for people really doing it

    thanks so much Happy 4th
  2. Northern Turf Man

    Northern Turf Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I don't really have a program set up, but I do a decent amount of bareground and non-selective work, more on the industrial side. Mostly using a dedicated 200 gal skid tank with 400ft. of hose and GG GES (JD-9) gun. I have a curved wand with 2GPM fan tip but am not a huge fan of it. For areas with desirable vegetation in the near vicinity, I have been trying out a 1.6% solution of glyphosate, 5oz/100 gal of Esplanade 200SC, and 16oz/100 of NuFilm IR. For complete bareground the same mix but with 16.5oz/100 of Viewpoint added, this really knocks out tough perennials and any brush on site. The metsulfuron methyl in my experience really knocks out brush.
  3. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Senior Member
    from Nj
    Messages: 288

    Bed pre emerge I swear by snapshot, if applied at right time is very very effective
  4. Mike A

    Mike A LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    U r right, Snapshot is the best pre-em for landscape beds.
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  5. ch4x0r

    ch4x0r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 299

    Does snapshot hurt any shrubs /plants in beds?
  6. Nj shade

    Nj shade LawnSite Senior Member
    from Nj
    Messages: 288

    Have heard of it affecting perennials, personally have never had any issues and use it on some properties that are loaded with perennials. I won't do commercial / HOA properties w/o using it, if applied properly and at right timing in spring has a 95%+ success rate meaning a few breakthroughs here and there but keeps majority out.
  7. ch4x0r

    ch4x0r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 299

    I'm going to have to check it out thanks for the info!

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