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Pre-M on flower beds

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfcare, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I have tried a search but I can't get the answer I am looking for. What type of Pre-M do some of you put down on existing flower beds. I am about to de-weed several beds and then put down mulch. Thanks!
  2. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Whoops! I thought I was in the pestiside and fertilizer forum. I would still appreciate any advice.
  3. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    lesco's weed& grass out with Treflan. Clean flower beds put weed out then install mulch.
  4. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    We use straight treflan by Shaws
  5. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Ive heard of great results with Snapshot, but i have yet to use any. Ill let you know how it works this fall if you wish.
  6. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Snapshot! Works great. Nows a good time to put it out, we are.
  7. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Why not just use the same pre-m for the beds that you put on the turf, apply at the same time, and kill two birds with one stone?
  8. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    I have been using Ronstar. A 50# bag of granular is or was $60.00 from Lesco.
    Are there any other granulars that you guys use?
  9. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Snapshot provides the broadest spectrum of control of all the products I've used, but if I'm remulching with 3 to 4 in. dark hardwood mulch pre-m is not necessary. P.S. don't get Snapshot in the grass.
  10. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Most likely the turf Pre-M wont say to use it in beds on the label, thus making this practice highly illegal.

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