Weed killer for beds?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Appalachian landscape, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    what can I use to kill weeds in an established bed? The bed has juniper, azelea, bradford pear, and nandinas, maybe a few other plants. I've seen preen, but I hear it doesn't work very well. I had a friend tell me poast would work, but I know nothing about it.
  2. Turf Smart

    Turf Smart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    If you want a granular preventative control, try either Treflan or Pre-M 1.5%. Both will give 4-6 months control. Weeding sucks! A good spray pre-emergent app would be Pendulum Aquacap. It is Pre-M micro-encapsulated so it won't stain as bad. Both are compatible with roundup, but you have to be very careful.
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    What about Snapshot?
  4. airtractrdrivr

    airtractrdrivr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    I've used Preen twice, and had terrible results both times. I've heard Ornamec is good, but havent tried it.
  5. sjj14

    sjj14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    snapshot is the way to go! If you can't get that go the Treflan route.
  6. Turf Smart

    Turf Smart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Unfortunately, Snapshot is not registered in NY. I have heard that it is a very good product. Here, Treflan or Pre-M is the best granular form of preventative.
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Products that might work for you to kill existing weeds in the beds are Fusilade II and Image.

    Both of those can be used over the top of certain ornamentals.
  8. lucky4511

    lucky4511 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    lontril is also good to use in beds w/existing plant material - won't harm ground covers even.

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