pre-emergent in rock beds?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by bearcatlawn, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. bearcatlawn

    bearcatlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    do you guys apply a pre-emergent or preen to rock beds. does it work?
     
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Preen is illegal and off the shelf in Calif..but yes it works
     
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    absolutely..
    i think preen is merely trifluran,
    there are lots of other pre-M's that will work very well
     
  4. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
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  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Gee I am sorry I was under the impression by second hand information that it had been banned..
    check my sig line GreenFrog
     
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    actually greenfrog...
    as much as sheshovel's sig line is quite accurate.... this time i think she is right...(oh my gosh... i actually said that :) )

    when i googled preen to try and verify that it was trifluran, on the preen website it says "NOT FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA"
     
  7. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    I didn't see it on the label and the registration for CA is still current.

    This is the link I used for the label and my previous post has the link for CA registration.

    http://www.lebsea.com/newlebsea/pdfs/L-PRN63670.PDF

    I will admit that I still could be wrong especially since I have never used Preen. I did see it last spring at Costco though.
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think were all right and somebody screwed up bigtime somewhere.!
     
  9. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,784

    What about snap shot? might be banned in Cali too don't know.
     
  10. EDEN77

    EDEN77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Granular pre-emergent chemicals work very, very well. Use it in rock, under bark, and on any beds where the customer is too cheap to want bark. There are other products besides Preen. Make sure whatever you want to use is not banned in your state, first. Always keep everything legal and you'll sleep nights.
     

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