Weeds in Flowerbed

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Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 am

My contractor just installed a rock flower bed but didn't put down a weed barrier cloth what should I do to prevent weeds from coming up. I have Prodiamine for my grass but I notice it's yellow and I don't want to turn my rocks yellow what can I use and how often?
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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Aawickham78 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:59 am

Call your contractor and have it fixed correctly. Bermuda will grow right through it and you will be hating life... Did he scalp the grass or use a sod cutter?
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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Ware » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:25 am

I'm really not a fan of the landscape fabric/cloth. It just seems like everywhere it's used some of it eventually gets exposed along edges, etc. Also it doesn't prevent weeds from germinating in the mulch layer on top of it (granted, you have rocks).

I would keep a cheap pump sprayer around with some glyphosate, or a Sethoxydim product like Fertilome Over The Top. The Sethoxydim is safe to spray around ornamentals.

For pre-emergent, you could try a granular product like Preen. I'm pretty sure it is yellow too, but the granules would fall down between the rocks and then you could rinse them off/water it in to prevent staining.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:12 pm

Where can I buy glyphosate for cheap?

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Ware » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:28 pm

Tennisace89 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Where can I buy glyphosate for cheap?
The cheapest (per ounce) is probably a 2.5 gallon jug from a local farm store or supply house. Or you could buy a 32oz bottle like this for under $20 delivered.

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Post by thesouthernreelmower » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:54 pm

Agree with what ware said above. Also consider a product called snapshot for a pre emergent in beds
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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 am

What's a good pre emergent like I said i use prodiamine for my yard but I dont want to stain my rocks yellow.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Iriasj2009 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:50 am

Tennisace89 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 am
What's a good pre emergent like I said i use prodiamine for my yard but I dont want to stain my rocks yellow.
Try prodiamine on one rock and see if rinsing it after you spray clears the yellow die?

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:58 am

Ok ill try it

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Ware » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:50 pm

A couple granular pre-e products were mentioned above. It is unlikely they would stain if you rinsed them down to the soil surface.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:12 pm

What's the best granular pre emergent? Will you post a link to where i can buy it cheap.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Ware » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 pm

Tennisace89 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:12 pm
What's the best granular pre emergent? Will you post a link to where i can buy it cheap.
Here is some Snapshot.

Here are some various Preen products.

You can also find some granular pre-e products like Halts at box stores.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by trc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:15 pm

I have a lot of mulch beds and prodiamine has not worked well enough for me on its own. Hard enough to keep the lawn to our standards and dont want to deal with regular post-m in the beds again if I can avoid it.

This year I'm trying prodiamine and isoxaben spray combo for better control of the broadleaf spectrum. I also considered Snapshot granular which looks promising but is more expensive per app (not cheap to pre-m broadleaf) and was concerned on getting even coverage in curved beds.
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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by kds » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:29 pm

I had good luck with Preen in my rock flowerbed (when I had rocks).

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:45 pm

I'll try Preen. How often do I apply it?

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Ware » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:37 pm

Tennisace89 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:45 pm
I'll try Preen. How often do I apply it?
There are several different "Preen" branded products. I would follow the directions on the label of the one you choose.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Tennisace89 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:53 am

Ok thanks.

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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by CenlaLowell » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:59 am

Tennisace89 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:45 pm
I'll try Preen. How often do I apply it?
Im pretty sure mine says once every three months.
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Re: Weeds in Flowerbed

Post by Delmarva Keith » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 am

I use directed spray of Dimension on beds and hardscape cracks and it works well. It won’t stain anything.

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