Products All Gardeners Need
The following list contains products every gardener should have in their tool shed. The reason we have chosen these items is because they are all products proven to provide you with superior results, above and beyond similar products.
Hy Yield Turf & Ornamental Weed and Grass Stopper with Dimension Dimension is a pre-emergent weed killer. It keeps weed seeds from germinating in your flower beds and landscape areas. Dimension is better than products with treflan (Preen) because it lasts longer. Treflan weed preventers only last a maximum of 90 days. Dimension will last 120 days. Because of Dimension’s longevity you’ll only need to apply it two times for a growing season. Treflan requires three applications. Treflan also has restrictions around certain plants, particularly groundcovers. Dimension can be used around anything with the exception of vegetables. Best of all it is less expensive to use.
Fertilome All Season Lawn Food with Weed and Crabgrass Preventer This product has the pre-emergent weed killer Barricade™. Barricade™ not only prevents crabgrass from germinating, but keeps any weed seed in the lawn from germinating. Barricade™ also continually works in the lawn for 8 months. It is impossible to put it down to early. Because of its longevity it will continue to prevent weeds through the summer as the weed seeds find their way into your lawn. It is a granular product you apply with a spreader. This is the only product on the market that contains Barricade™. If you winter seeded the lawn, wait to apply until after new seed has germinated.
Hy Yield Killzall This is a non-selective liquid weed killer. The herbicide will only kill what it hits. It can be safely used around desirable plants as long as you control the spray so it only hits the weeds. It doesn’t have any soil activity so it can’t be absorbed by the roots of the desirable plants. Killzall has a much higher concentrate of glyphosphate which is the same active ingredient as in Round-up. Because of the higher concentration you’ll mix less into the water, making it much more economical than similar products like Round Up.
Fertilome Weed Out Weed Out is a selective broadleaved weed killer for the lawn. It will kill weeds like Dandelions, Clover, Chickweed, Wild Violets, and many more. It contains Trimec, which is a combination of three of the best broadleaved weed killers available. The Trimec combination makes Weed Out more effective than similar products. It comes in liquid form. It also is available in granular forms with or without fertilizer. The liquid is the easiest and most cost effective way to apply the Weed Out, by spraying it with a tank sprayer only where you have the weeds.
Hazards: Please read label.