A guide to selecting the proper preemergence herbicide

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Choose the right preemergence herbicide to use this spring with this handy list:

Dimension specialty herbicide

In turf and landscape, Dimension® specialty herbicide provides preemergence control of more than 45 annual grassy and broadleaf weeds, including crabgrass, goosegrass, spurge, bittercress and Poa annua, as well as early postemergence control of crabgrass. The multiple formulations of Dimension include the water-based Dimension 2EW with labeled tolerance on more than 440 landscape ornamentals. It also has demonstrated excellent tolerance to all major turfgrass species, making it an ideal wall-to-wall formulation for weed control. The formulations of Dimension won’t leave turf, equipment or surroundings stained yellow.  

Gallery specialty herbicide

Gallery® specialty herbicide is one of the few selective preemergence herbicides that prevent the growth of broadleaf weeds for up to eight months. Gallery demonstrates excellent plant tolerance on all established cool- and warm-season turfgrasses and can be used on more than 700 landscape ornamentals, groundcovers, perennials and noncrop areas. It can be applied in the spring or fall for season-long control, stopping weeds early to eliminate or reduce the need for postemergence applications. One application of Gallery will control more than 95 broadleaf weed species, including black medic, chickweed, clover, dandelion, oxalis and spurge.

Snapshot specialty herbicide

Snapshot® specialty herbicide offers proven control of more than 125 species of broadleaf and grassy weeds, and minimizes the need for hand-weeding. Snapshot also is labeled for use on more than 635 landscape ornamentals — more than any other granular preemergence herbicide. It has excellent tolerance on established plants and proven, long-lasting broad-spectrum weed control. Snapshot can be applied in early spring prior to germination of target weeds, and in late summer to early fall or immediately after cultivation, in addition to providing up to eight months of control. The convenient granular formulation of Snapshot bonds tightly with soil particles, and the low water solubility holds it within the application zone. 

State restrictions on the sale and use of Dimension specialty herbicide products and Snapshot apply. Consult the label before purchase or use for full details. Always read and follow label directions.

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