Best type of Pre-em for mulched landscape beds?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by andersman02, May 4, 2013.

  1. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    So as we are coming up on our mulch jobs, I got to thinking.

    Well be moving about 40+yds of mulch next week, probably more as soon as esto's go out, and most have opted to have Pre-Emergent layed down after mulching. Usually we just use Preen w/ fert but since we are a turf company, we have Prodiamine w/ 17% urea on hand, lots of it.

    Im thinking of switching to prodiamine in those beds with established plants.

    What is your guys choice of Pre-Em in beds? Also has anyone used a liquid formulation w/ a backpack sprayer? Has that sped up application time?
  2. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    Have you ever heard of Snapshot? Check it out and do some research. I tried it on a new install. Working pretty good so far..... hardly every have to spot spray the beds while doing maintenance. Saves big on glypho!
  3. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Ive heard of snapshot no experience though. Is it 100% granular or can you get a liquid form? Have you used preen and how does it compare
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  4. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,074

    i use a liquid mix of barricade and gallery.. works pretty good..
  5. PamlicoLawnCare

    PamlicoLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    When using prodiamine (barricade) can you broadcast spray that over all existing plants in the plant beds? injury?

    How long does typical weed prevention last before reapplication and at what rate?

    I always thought a granular like Preen or Snapshot would last a lot longer but after a glance at a prodiamine (Barricade 4L) label it looks like that might be the way to go.

    Also, what type of mulch do you use? We're in coastal North Carolina and 95% of plant beds here are pine straw.

    I'm starting to get tired of spraying glyphosate myself...I couldn't tell you how many gallons I've used already and it's only May.

    Sorry...don't mean to hijack your thread.

    Thank You,

    Pamlico Lawn Care, LLC
    Oriental, NC
    Last edited: May 4, 2013
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I use Snapshot seems to do a good job for me.
  7. Kleen Kutz

    Kleen Kutz LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ama,La
    Messages: 1,613

    Snapshot works pretty good but it's expenses though. Have anyone tried Ornamec it's an over the top herbicide. Cost about $40 for a 32oz. bottle.

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