Granular Pre Emergent

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Not all granular pre-emergents are the same. Doc explains why the DG formula of lawn preemergent is the best. The DG particles DO NOT dissolve like regular granulars. They disperse as soon as water hits them and they DON’T move after that. Mowing and raking will not move them.

There is a FULL PRE-EMERGENT ARTICLE that goes into detail about applying. The program that Doc uses is successful near 100% of the time at controlling weeds.


Application Rate

In the video above I used a 50 pound bag on roughly 16,000 sq ft. Then I’ll come back about 4 weeks later and spray the→ DIMENSION at the min rate as well.  That’s about 3 pounds per 1000 sq ft.

Soil temp this past week hit 54 degrees FYI.

The Lawn Pre-Emergent Product

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The Barricade DG is the best granular pre-emergent product Doc has used in years. The particles are VERY fine and they don’t DISSOLVE… they disperse into wide patterns. They do this as soon as they get wet.

Weeds prevented (but not limited to) include:

  • Barnyardgrass, Bluegrass, Annual (Poa Annua), Chickweed, Crabgrass, Foxtail, Goosegrass, Henbit, Johnsongrass, Knotweed, Lovegrass, Oxalis, Pigweed, Signalgrass, Speedwell, Spurge, Woodsorrell, Yellow, And many others



Barricade DG Pro is one of the best and most cost effective granular weed preventer herbicides on the market. It is labeled to help prevent over 30 grass and broadleaf weeds in established turfgrasses, lawns, landscapes, and ornamental beds. It contains .48% of the active ingredient Prodiamine allowing one bag to treat from 7,000 square feet up to 14,200 square feet depending on where you are applying the product.

Please read label carefully to decide how much product should be applied to your area. Key features of Barricade Granular Weed Preventer include: Saves time and money with proven pre-emergent control on a wide range of broadleaf and grassy weeds

Can be applied in most application sites, including lawns, ornamentals, sports fields, and fairways DG Pro formulation allows for more particles per square inch of chemical – leads to better control of weeds Remains in weed zone once activated by rainfall or irrigation.

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