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Pre emergent herbicide


Recently cleared weeds from block paved driveway to a childrens nusery, the driveway has gravelled borders and is only used for parking and access to the nusery, driveway is open so dogs and cats can frequent.

I have been asked if I can apply herbicide to the area, my question is can anyone reccomend a product or combination of products that are safe in this situation. I have previously used chikara / glyphosate mix on areas such as this but this had been on industrial areas, I know most glyphosate products are considered safe in this situation but really want a pre emergent. 


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  • I'd stick with using the Chikara........... brilliant stuff. I've found one application will keeps things clear for almost 12 months.  Needs to be kept well away from grass edges on driveways etc as the slightest sniff of the stuff will kill the grass.  Doesn't look like you get much for your money with the tiny container but it goes a long way and works out pretty good value.  I've also used Pistol which is also very effective.

  • PRO Supplier

    The pre-emergent could only be used on the gravel areas....block paving is classed as a hard surface so approvals -wise only the Nomix Dual & CDA system would be approved on the paving. Chikara or Paradise are the residual of choice for their flexibility of use on their own or combined with glyphosate.....Proshield offers a 2 in 1 and if you have large areas then works out slightly better per m2....


  • PRO

    Thanks for the advice, I am just  little concerned about children coming into contact with the risidual in the gravel and if anybody knew of any health concerns I should be aware of. 

    I will take a look at Nomix Dual & CDA system.


    Thanks again

    • PRO

      +1 for the Nomix system.

      Make's life (and safety) much easier.

      My only issue was the removal of the selective pesticide range - maybe they'll re-certify....


  • PRO

    +1 for the Nomix system.

  • PRO

    Nomix it is then, just been reading through the product information. Thanks for the advice.

  • PRO

    Does anyone have a price per m2 that would be applicable for the nomix dual using their CDA system. It is quite an expensive product and I am trying to work out a price that I can using per m2 when pricing jobs. 

    • PRO Supplier

      dose rate per hectare is 9 L/ha for the Dual (weedkill & residual). For a 750ml bottle coverage in theory is approx 800m2 . Dual sold in singles or packs of four. £20.72 + VAT for a bottle....

      Bear in mind you will need a Universal cleaner bottle to run through the lance after every application to ensure the concentrate doesn't stick, dry and clog the internal gubbins ! DUAL

      Nomix Dual | Residual Weed Killer | TDC - ProGreen
      Residual herbicide - Controls weeds & keeps weeds at bay - Use with Nomix TDC applicator - Fast UK delivery - FREE advice
  • PRO

    Thanks, ProGreen, sorry the penny has only just dropped that you are a supplier....supplier under your profile pic should have given the game away! I have this morning purchased the Nomix Dual, cleaner and CDA system direct from Nomix. Had I realised I would most certainly have made the purchase from yourselves, I have just taken a look at your website and you have everything I need on there. I will make all future orders through yourselves, I will require throughout the summer, Chikara, Gallup 360 (or similar) and more Nomix Dual. Am also looking to purchase another knapsack sprayer next month. Once again appologies I did not pick up it (rookie error) and will look forward to doing some business with yoursleves in the future,.

    • PRO Supplier

      Never mind (crying), its fine - we are around for the long term so I'm sure we can help you with something soon...

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