Daylilies forum→Daylily preemergent on a STEEP HILL ?

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Dirtworker
Feb 23, 2020 10:22 AM CST

Howdy everyone,
I joined here last year after creating Daylily hill , I am in the midwest right in the middle in Illinois .
I would like to know what is the best granular pre emergent as I am told it should applied when the soil is fifty degrees , is this correct ? this is a pretty steep grade and I am concerned about product washing down the slope.....perhaps , put down some mulch and apply granular on top...er would that work?

thanks
Steve
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Feb 23, 2020 2:51 PM CST
I know nothing about the stuff, so maybe I could learn something. Sticking tongue out

Is the soil completely bare? I would think you'd put the pre emergent down first, then cover with...straw? Shrug!

What ever you do, I hope it works for you!
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Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
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JamesT
Feb 24, 2020 3:36 PM CST
Dirtworker said:I joined here last year after creating Daylily hill , I am in the midwest right in the middle in Illinois .
I would like to know what is the best granular pre emergent as I am told it should applied when the soil is fifty degrees , is this correct ? this is a pretty steep grade and I am concerned about product washing down the slope.....perhaps , put down some mulch and apply granular on top...er would that work.


Fifty degrees is pretty tough to negotiate, let alone try to work on. Could you use a liquid pre-emergent which will soak in rather than rolling down? If not, maybe you could locate a set of hill jacks, and tilt it until the slope is a little less severe.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 24, 2020 3:49 PM CST
James,
Don't think hill jacks work...especially when it comes to adjusting the temperature!
Edited to add:
I have no useful experience with using pre-emergent on steep slopes but I would assume you would have to put it down in contact with the soil first, then put mulch over the top. I think it could be hand watered in so it did not wash away and once that was done, it would be fine as long as the soil was not disturbed.
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Dirtworker
Mar 7, 2020 6:55 PM CST
Seedfork said:James,
Don't think hill jacks work...especially when it comes to adjusting the temperature!
Edited to add:
I have no useful experience with using pre-emergent on steep slopes but I would assume you would have to put it down in contact with the soil first, then put mulch over the top. I think it could be hand watered in so it did not wash away and once that was done, it would be fine as long as the soil was not disturbed.


aw shoot ! I forgot about the barrier thing on preemergents...I have to be able to get on it , I have some more additional planting I want to do...prolly not for six weeks er so..
I just was out looking at the hill , my bare root lillies from last year are breaking the ground!! Hurray! Big Grin
was looking at amazon to see what I could get delivered tomorrow, trying to find liquid products that maybe I could put down with a hose end sprayer...er some Preen for crabgrass...granular....its going to rain first of the week and alternating days too..
my only other choice I have is the manual fight....glyphos tea and crab pulling with my crab yankin tools....maybe some of my nursery mulch left over from last fall...
any suggestions are especially welcome , and I hope everyone is as ready for spring as I am....I have a purple martin colony and there housing is ready to go!!! Hurray!

Steve.

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