Re: [hostapix] trifluralin?
- Subject: Re: [hostapix] trifluralin?
- From: CBCTPLANT@aol.com
- Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 20:24:26 EDT
This is NOT a scientific response to the Preen question...
I have been told that Preen works by burning the shallow roots of new seedling weeds. It worked AMAZINGLY well on a bed that was new last year with coal black dirt that was in a totally sunny location where weeds normally thrive. Not a weed was seen all last season or even this spring. It is incredible stuff!
It only affects the top 1/4 of an inch of soil, is my understanding, where the weed seeds are. I was careful not to put it near a cute tiny shallow rooted sedum that was there.
For the newbie I would say to use it around old deeply rooted clumps, not around minis or near any roots that have crept to the top of the soil.
That's my 2 cents worth!
cb In CT where it is supposed to break temp records tomorrow and be 90*! Eeeeek!
Carol in CT z6/5
AHS Eastern Region
FIRST LOOK 2
July 6, 2002 Parsippany, NJ