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keep weeds away?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Josh18, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Josh18

    Josh18 LawnSite Member
    from AL
    Messages: 64

    Two weeks ago I had to weed a flower bed for a customer. Now, most all them are already coming back. How can I keep them from doing this? I am affraid to spray roundup because of all the plants in the beds. IS there anything else I can do?
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Apply Preen a few times during the season. It won't kill anything. It just keeps seeds from germinating.
  3. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Try wicking or painting on Roundup mixture with a 1"-2" foam brush on existing weeds. No overspray and you won't damage any plant tissue unless you touch it with Roundup. Tape the brush on a dowel and you can treat standing up. Just rinse the brush good on the job site and dispose in the garbage. Pre-emergence (like Preen) herbicide applications at 60-90 day intervals should keep weeds at bay if you apply correctly. If you're not licensed, call a pro. Neal
  4. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 60

    pre emerge: if annuals, use treflan, not preen.
  5. rodsridentime

    rodsridentime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    try sure shot ithink is what it called it a pre emergent
  6. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Preen is trifluralin...same as Treflan I think. Try XL2G as pre on annuals...no phyto problems. Surflan should be okay too. Neal
  7. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    i believe its snap shot rod. suppose to keep weed free for up to 8 months.
  8. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Remember that pre-emergents only work on weeds that originally germinate from seed.

    Pre-emergents to nothing to stop weeds that re-sprout from roots left after pulling. Those you need to either re-pull and get all of the root, or kill chemically.


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