Now the best-kept secret in gardening comes with its own secret weapon. This spring, Preen, the leader in garden weed preventers, rolls out its innovative new Battery-Powered Spreader applicator cap as an option on Preen Garden Weed Preventer* and Preen Southern Weed Preventer**. The new powered spreader makes it even easier to apply Preen’s pre-emergent granules with consistent, even coverage for maximum garden weed prevention. It builds on the proven technology of Preen’s current popular flip-top manual-applicator cap, which will still be sold. Products featuring the new applicator will be available coast-to-coast.
Gardeners who have tried the battery-powered applicator found it comfortable to use, providing a steady, even application rate. Users could quickly cover large areas, while also readily directing the flow into hard to reach places such as under shrubs and between plants. The new powered spreader reduced fatigue and earned high marks in consumer research for its “cool factor.”
The new applicator cap has an inner fan powered by two AAA batteries, which come installed. The user simply flips open the top, switches on the fan and points the cap toward the ground. Gravity feeds the Preen granules into the fan, which distributes them easily and evenly. Adjusting the angle of the bottle changes the flow rate of the application.
The bottles are refillable from Preen’s larger sized pails and bags. The batteries are estimated to run for a minimum of eight hours, which is enough to apply the equivalent of 80 bottles of Preen. The batteries are replaceable.
For many gardeners, Preen has earned a permanent perch in the toolshed for its effectiveness in stopping weed seeds before they start growing. Sprinkling Preen granules in the garden in early spring prevents new weeds for up to 3 to 4 months, depending on the product. The active ingredient bonds with soil, setting up an invisible weed prevention barrier in the top layers of garden soil and mulch.
Preen Garden Weed Preventer with the regular shake-top applicator cap is offered in bottles with 5.625 lbs. of product, estimated to cover 900 square feet, with a Suggested Retail Price of $17.99. The new Preen Garden Weed Preventer with the Power Spreader applicator cap is offered in a bonus size with 6.25 lbs. of product, estimated to cover 1,000 square feet, with a Suggested Retail Price of $22.99.
Preen Southern Weed Preventer with the regular shake-top applicator cap is offered in bottles with 4.25 lbs. of product, estimated to cover 1,000 square feet, with a Suggested Retail Price of $18.99. Preen Southern Weed Preventer with the Power Spreader applicator cap is offered in a bonus size with 4.75 lbs. of product, estimated to cover 1,120 square feet, with a Suggested Retail Price of $23.99.
Lebanon Seaboard Corporation is a manufacturer of lawn and garden, wild bird food and professional turf products. Brands include: Preen, GreenView Fertilizers and Grass Seed, Lyric Wild Bird Food, Lebanon Pro, ProScape and Woodace.
* Preen Garden Weed Preventer is sold in these states:
Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
(In other states, Preen Southern Weed Preventer is sold.)
** Preen Southern Weed Preventer is sold in these states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
(In other states, Preen Garden Weed Preventer is sold.)