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Weed Control In Flower Beds

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnsquadnc, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. lawnsquadnc

    lawnsquadnc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I am wondering what herbicide I should apply to kill the weeds in flower beds with some bushes and flowers. Or should I not apply anything at all.
  2. Roundup...if weeds are growing through plants, you need to hand pull. Roundup is non-selective and will kill just about anything.
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  3. davidslawncare

    davidslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I have found a much better product than roundup. I have used roundup for years and pay anywhere from $145-175 for a 2.5 gallon concentrated container. Big-N-Tuff by pronto is $35 bucks for a 2.5 gallon concentrate and it works better and faster than roundup. I won't say roundup is bad, but big-n-tuff is awesome and for the price I can't beat it. You can buy it at tractor supply or online. I'm not sure where else. Good luck!
  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    That Big N tuff would be Gordon's version of RU if I am correct. Their are lots of cheaper versions of RU out there for sure, but for me RU quick pro granules are the best as I do not have to worry about them once sprayed. I can get a jug of RU quick pro for $70 and not have to worry about the weeds not being dead when I return. The granules are also a lot cleaner and easier to work with.
  5. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Must work at tractor supply. Big-N-Tuff has the same AI as Roundup. 41% gly. However, It is a couple of dollars cheaper than roundup if you don't have to drive 100 miles to find a tractor supply. Round up is everywhere. 2 1/2 gallons of round up costs me $40.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    This is all we use.
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  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    There are lots of GLY products on the market as long as it's 42% gly it's the same as RU, I always go with whatever is on sale, as far as beds go, the granules would seem to be the way to go, I also use snap shot it's safe for use around ornamentals this would be after the RU of course.
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    Try prodiamine, cheaper than Snapshot and can be used over the top of most ornamentals.
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  9. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    Yep, John Deere Landscapes' Lesco Prosecutor is somewhere around $75.00 for a 2.5 gallon jug (provided you have an account there). It's also 41% Glyphosate. I recommend using granular Treflan as a pre-emergent control early in the season before the weeds begin to grow and then to treat them with a Gly product if and when they do pop up. The Treflan will roughly last about 90 days or so and a 2nd application will be needed three months into the season.
  10. I stocked up on 4 jugs 2 yrs ago when they were $40/ea. 2 minimum. I'm halfway into jug #2. I barely use any roundup in the winter even for Florida. I remember 4 yrs ago, I paid $120 for a jug...
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