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Old 03-23-2020, 09:40 AM   #1
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Any recommendations for putting down pre-emergent?

Beds were mulched 5 + yrs ago and have decorative plants, roses, crawler vines, shrubs. Won't be mulching again. Beds never had pre-emergent and weeds sprout out-of-control come late May. Have always been hand-plucked. Many snapped off to be sure.

Someone recommended snapshot but don't know if TG or DG. Pricey. Could go with 25lb given the area but which would be better? Obviously don't want to kill what's there.

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I just mulch not a big fan of chemicals in my soil.

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Are you fighting grasses, or annual weeds? If grasses, there's plenty of grass select options. Clethodim can be sprayed right in the beds & will only kill the grasses, so long as you don't have ornamental grasses in the bed.



Preen is a good pre emergent for flower beds to combat annual weeds.
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Are you fighting grasses, or annual weeds? If grasses, there's plenty of grass select options. Clethodim can be sprayed right in the beds & will only kill the grasses, so long as you don't have ornamental grasses in the bed.



Preen is a good pre emergent for flower beds to combat annual weeds.
Really not any grass that I can remember.

Lots of big dandelions, crabgrass, foxtail, giant stalks of I don't know what,
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Amaze, preen, portrait, each for specific situations.

You don't know the right one if you don't know what the weeds are. Probably amaze.
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Amaze, preen, portrait, each for specific situations.

You don't know the right one if you don't know what the weeds are. Probably amaze.
Searched my old pics, nothing shown for weeds as they were taken after cleanups. Best of my memory is above.

Dandelions are shooting up.

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