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Old 10-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #31
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I don't see how the pre emergant is going to work since it creates a barrier to keep weeds from growing, and being its a driveway once he drives down it the first time it breaks that barrier.
You're right, you don't see. Your understanding is incorrect but feel free to think whatever you like. May I suggest reading some of the MSDS and manufacturer's labels?

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You're right, you don't see. Your understanding is incorrect but feel free to think whatever you like. May I suggest reading some of the MSDS and manufacturer's labels?
Ok if your that smart, what is the correct thinking, since this is what I was told by another guy that dealt with pre emergent. Since your coming off rude about it, instead of explaining the correct way and explaining how it works. I don't deal with this stuff everyday, I may have to once in a blue moon help the guy apply it to the flower beds at work.
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Ok if your that smart, what is the correct thinking, since this is what I was told by another guy that dealt with pre emergent. Since your coming off rude about it, instead of explaining the correct way and explaining how it works. I don't deal with this stuff everyday, I may have to once in a blue moon help the guy apply it to the flower beds at work.
You would probably have better luck with the gravel driveway than a flower bed when using a pre-emergent. In the drive once the product has "washed" in to the soil your barrier should stay in place and most of it not be disturbed. However using a pre-emergent in a flower bed is a waste of time and money. 2 reasons; 1) If you apply before planting the flowers, you will surely break the barrier when you plant the flowers. 2) You will stunt the root growth of the flower if you apply after planting. So your either wasting expensive product that won't be effective or you will have crappy looking flowers. Either way you're wasting time and money. Not to mention every time you replace some of the color you have disturbed the zone.
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I work for a govt parks department. My job description is for landscaping and I managed to inherit working on playgrounds. They noticed that I also have a CDL license so on occasion I have to drive a dump truck but that is nowhere in my job description and I am digressing.

I am a GCLP, Master Gardener, Commercial Pesticide Applicator, and certified in Erosion and Sediment Control. I had a 3.94 GPA on the President's List in college.
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Ok if your that smart,
So yes, I am smart. And I have the training to back it up.

Now that that's out of the way, I don't really like pulling weeds. I have a bad back, arthritis, bursitis, a hernia, and hemmorrhoids. So if I can find an easier way to do things, I do. For me, it has been my experience that pre-emergents do work very well in flower beds, especially when applied properly.

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2 reasons; 1) If you apply before planting the flowers, you will surely break the barrier when you plant the flowers. 2) You will stunt the root growth of the flower if you apply after planting. So your either wasting expensive product that won't be effective or you will have crappy looking flowers.
1. That is precisely the method directed on the label of some. But what does the company that made the product know?
2. Absolutely! You got that one right IF you apply just after planting. I wait about three weeks.

And just to sound like a S....A.., I have been recoginized by the Chamber of Commerce for commercial properties for my flower beds. So somebody must like my work. But I thought this thread was about a driveway.
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I work for a govt parks department. My job description is for landscaping and I managed to inherit working on playgrounds. They noticed that I also have a CDL license so on occasion I have to drive a dump truck but that is nowhere in my job description and I am digressing.

I am a GCLP, Master Gardener, Commercial Pesticide Applicator, and certified in Erosion and Sediment Control. I had a 3.94 GPA on the President's List in college.

So yes, I am smart. And I have the training to back it up.

Now that that's out of the way, I don't really like pulling weeds. I have a bad back, arthritis, bursitis, a hernia, and hemmorrhoids. So if I can find an easier way to do things, I do. For me, it has been my experience that pre-emergents do work very well in flower beds, especially when applied properly.


1. That is precisely the method directed on the label of some. But what does the company that made the product know?
2. Absolutely! You got that one right IF you apply just after planting. I wait about three weeks.

And just to sound like a S....A.., I have been recoginized by the Chamber of Commerce for commercial properties for my flower beds. So somebody must like my work. But I thought this thread was about a driveway.
Too bad the Gov Park you work for can't see you're genius. A person with your accommodations and 3.94 GPA should be running the department instead of doing landscaping, working on playgrounds and driving a dump truck. Surely somebody at the Chamber of Commerce could recognize your qualifications and put in a word for you. I bow to your greatness.

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