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weed problem

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LawnInOrder, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    ok i did a mulch job for a customer 2 years ago. I put down black paper like the customer request. The problem is that weeds grow crazy on top of the black landscape paper. I have to weed it every month and charge her. I wanted to know if there is something i can put down( like fert of some type) that would stop the excess amounts of weeds but not kill teh holly bushes i planted. It gets so bad in a month that it looks like a weed patch and no mulch can be seen. What woudl you recommend to do. Thanks in advance LawnInOrder
     
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    spot spray em with glyphosate the moment you start seeing them, just dont get it on the holly leaves .
     
  3. Greenfoot

    Greenfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Put down a pre-emergence
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    What kind of weeds are they?
     
  5. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    pull up all the weeds and use an application of preen
     
  6. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    you need to put down snapshot when you weed the beds. It is a granular pre-emergent designed for flowerbeds, I started using it on all my annual accounts last year & have had great results.
     
  7. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    i am not a pro when it comes to fert. will the preen kill the hollys at all or? What type of app of preeen shopuld i use. Thanks LawnInOrder
     
  8. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    preen won't kill anything it's a pre-emergent it works pretty good but it doesn't control as many weeds as snapshot
     
  9. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Where could i purchase snapshot and how many times a year you put it down? LawnInOrder
     
  10. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    You can buy it at lesco & we put it out every 3 to 4 months. It saves me a ton in labor.
     

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