Pre-emergent for ornamental beds

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Hotty Toddy, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Dusty enough... wear a mask and obviously don’t try to apply into the wind.
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  2. Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    Looks like I’m a contrarian but I just use dithiopyr, directed spray. I have it, it’s usually already mixed in one of the tanks in early Spring and it works like magic. I spray it in the hardscape and driveway cracks too.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,264

    I've given up on Snapshot...pretty sure it has to be watered in within 24 hours and in the spring there's just no guarantee.

    We tried gallery + prodiamine and had a massive outbreak early summer, but I'm not sure anything would have worked. Lots of rain this spring, then a huge warmup, it truly was like the tropics the way weeds were growing for about a month.
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    Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Thanks for the input. What if the beds have mulch down? Which is more efficacious, a granular app or spray app?
  5. coultman859

    coultman859 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Jesus, this shouldn't be a conversation. Put down Snapshot January and July. It does work better if watered in. In January, the soil should be moist enough. In July, irrigation is on.

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