Weed Control

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by rkendall7, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. rkendall7

    rkendall7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Hey guys. I have a quick question. Commercial client came in late spring and decided that they wanted weed control after initially passing on it. So, needless to say, we're a little behind the ball on the weed control. We've pulled the high weeds and are looking for some advice on weed eratication to get ahead of these weeds. They are located in mulch beds with different types of bushes. What advice can you give for the best chemicals to use to get ahead of this. We applied preen in early spring. How many times would you recommend applying the preen next year?
  2. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    Do you have a license to use herbicides?
  3. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Is round up the only way to go for beds?
  4. rkendall7

    rkendall7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Yes we do have a license
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    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    Preen is a cheap Treflan product that works ok. If you applied it before there were weeds in the spring you would have been Ok with retreatments every 6 weeks or so. If you missed the window, dont pull, just weed wack low and spray with round-up, then treat with some Pre-em.

    Cheap but Ok - Preen 4- 5 times per year
    more expensive and good - Pre-em from lesco(0-0-7) 3-4 times per growing season
    Best but expensive- Snapshot, 1 time Early spring- one time Oct- Nov,
    virtually no weeds

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