The Anderson's 0.48 Barricade Herbicide

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The Anderson\'s 0.48 Barricade Herbicide
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Product Overview

The Anderson’s 0.48% Barricade Pre-Emergent Weed Control Herbicide for Lawns and Landscape Ornamentals on DG Pro prevents unwanted annual grassy and broadleaf weeds, including crabgrass, poa annua, goosegrass, and henbit.  Prodiamine, the active ingredient in this pre-emergent herbicide, is proven to eliminate undesirable weeds without harming beneficial plants.

This weed and crabgrass preventer provides excellent residual control of broadleaf weeds because it inhibits the seed germination and the root development of weeds. It is ideal to use in lawns, field-grown and landscape ornamentals, turfgrasses, sod farms, wildflower plantings, non-crop areas around managed rights-of-way for transportation systems like pumping stations, parking areas, tank farms, and Christmas tree farms.

To maximize weed control, Andersons 0.48% Barricade is best applied in the early spring and fall before weed seeds germinate.  It is recommended to activate with at least 0.5-inch of water within 14 days after the application. Available in 18-lb. and 50-lb. bags.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Prodiamine - 0.48%
Target pests Grassy and broadleaf weeds.
*See label for complete list.
For use in Turf, lawns, sod farms, container, field-grown ornamentals, landscape ornamentals, conifer, and hardwood seedling nurseries, established perennial and wildflower plantings, non-crop areas on or surrounding.
*See label for complete list.
Application Apply evenly through suitable, calibrated application equipment. Apply in early spring prior to crabgrass emergence.
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label
Formulation Granule
Special Features Provides residual control of many grass and broadleaf weeds
Shipping Weight 50.11 lbs
Manufacturer The Andersons (Mfg. Number: ANPAPTDG48BR51)
UPC 031865310850
EPA Registration 9198-214


For preemergence control of grass and broadleaf weeds in established turfgrasses (excluding golf course putting greens), lawns and sod farms; container and field grown ornamentals; landscape ornamentals; conifer and hardwood seedling nurseries; established perennial and wildflower plantings; non-crop areas on or surrounding managed rights-of-way for transportation systems and utilities (including roadways, roadsides, railways and equipment yards); facilities including substations, tank farms, pumping stations, parking and storage areas, ungrazed fencerows, and Christmas tree farms.


Apply uniformly through suitable, calibrated application equipment.


Golf courses (except putting green), lawns, parks, athletic fields, and sod farms.

Apply this product in the early spring prior to crabgrass emergence. All applications must be made prior to germination of the target weeds. This product will not control established weeds. 

Weeds Controlled

When used at the recommended rates this product will control:

  • Barnyard
  • Bluegrass, annual
  • Carpetweed
  • Chickweed, common
  • Chickweed, Mouseear (from seed)
  • Crabgrass 
  • Crowfootgrass
  • Cupgrass, Woolly
  • Foxtails, annual
  • Goosegrass
  • Henbit
  • Itchgrass
  • Johnsongrass (from seed)
  • Junglerice
  • Knotweed
  • Kochia
  • Lambsquarter, common
  • Lovegrass
  • Oxalis
  • Panicum (Texas, fall, browntop)
  • Pigweed
  • Purslane, common
  • Pusley, Florida
  • Rescuegrass
  • Shepherd's Purse
  • Signalgrass, broadleaf
  • Speedwell, Persian
  • Sprangletop
  • Spurge, Prostrate
  • Witchgrass
  • Woodsorrel, yellow (from seed)

Rates of Application

  • Bermudagrass (established), Bahiagrass, Centipedegrass, Kikuyugrass, Seashore Paspalum, St. Augustinegrass, Tall Fescue (including turf-type), Zoysiagrass
    • May be applied over two applications
    • 1.8-7.3 lbs/1000 sq. ft. (0.38-1.5 lbs. ai/A)
  • Buffalograss, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass
    • May be applied over two applications
    • 1.8-4.8 lbs/1000 sq. ft. (0.38-1.0 lbs. ai/A)
  • Fine Fescue (including Red Fescue)
    • One application only
    • 1.8-3.6 lbs/1000 sq. ft. (0.38-0.75 lbs. ai/A)
  • Creeping Bentgrass (0.5 inch and greater height)
    • One application only
    • 1.8-2.4 lbs/1000 sq. ft. (0.38-0.5 lbs. ai/A)

In areas of high weed pressure or with extended growing seasons, a second application 60-90 days after the initial application may be made. Do not make a second application to Fine Fescue and Creeping Bentgrass. Do not make a second application if using the high rate on Buffalograss, Kentucky Bluegrass or Perennial Ryegrass.

Do not make more than 2 applications per year.

Do not apply more than 7.2 lbs/1000 sq. ft. per year.

Most effective weed control in turfgrasses will be obtained when this product is activated by at least 0.2 inch of rainfall or irrigation prior to weed seed germination and within 14 days following application.

When to Apply After Overseeding Turf

Do not apply to overseeded turf within 60 days after seeding or until after the second mowing. whichever is longer. Injury to desirable seedlings is likely if this product is applied before seedling secondary roots are in the second inch of soil, not thatch plus soil.

Use Precautions and Restrictions

The following precautions apply to the use of this product in turfgrasses and lawns:

  • Application of this product may thin emerged annual bluegrass and newly overseeded grasses.
  • Do not apply to overseeded turf within 60 days after seeding or until after the second mowing, whichever is longer.
  • Injury to desirable seedlings is likely if this product is applied before seedling secondary roots are in the second inch of soil, no thatch plus soil.
  • Do not cut (harvest) treated sod before 120 days after application. Do not apply to newly set sod until the following year.
  • Application of this product to turf stressed by drought, low fertility, or pest damage may result in turf injury.
  • Disturbing the herbicide barrier with cultural practices such as disking may result in reduced weed control.
  • Do not apply this product to putting greens or areas where dichondra, colonial bentgrass, velvet bentgrass, or annual bluegrass are desirable species.
  • Do not apply to golf course putting greens.



Use Rates

Apply this product at 3.1 to 7.2 lbs./1000 sq. ft. (135 to 313 lbs./A) in fall and/or spring. Use higher rate of application for longer control periods. Sequential applications may be made so long as the total amount of product applied does not exceed the maximum annual application rate of 7.2 lb./1000 sq. ft. (313 lbs./acre).

Application Timing and Information

This product is a preemergence herbicide and will not control emerged weeds. Most effective weed control in ornamentals will be obtained when this product is activated by at least 0.5 inch of rainfall or irrigation or with shallow (1 to 2 inch) mechanical incorporation, prior to weed seed germination and within 14 days following application.

Best weed control is obtained when this product is applied to sol free of clods, weeds, and debris such as leaves and mulch. Prior to application of this product, control existing vegetation by hand weeding, cultivation or the use of an appropriate postemergence herbicide. 

Apply this product to dry foliage only. Overhead irrigation or rainfall soon after application will wash granules off plant foliage and activate this product in the soil.

Established Container, Field Nursery Stock or Landscape Plants

Apply this product at any time to established container or field nursery stock. It may be applied as a broadcast or over the top application.

Newly Transplanted Container or Field Nursery Stock

This product may be applied to newly transplanted container or field nursery stock after the soil is allowed to settle and has been thoroughly watered. For cuttings, apply after the cuttings form roots and become established. Apply this product before budding/grafting or after the buds/grafts have taken. This is to avoid any inhibition of the tissue union.

Shadehouses and Uncovered Polyhouses

This product may be used in shade houses and uncovered poly houses, as well as outdoor locations. Keep the covered poly house open for at least 7 days and 2 irrigations that total a minimum of 0.5 inch of water after the application.

Bare Ground Applications for Container Placement

This product may be applied to the soil, mulch, gravel, wood chips or other permeable bases on which containerized ornamentals are located. After application, perform shallow cultivation or hand weeding only, minimizing exposure of untreated soil.

Tolerant Ornamental Species

This product will not harm most trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers. The species listed below are tolerant to this product. This product is approved for application to the species listed except in California. Best results will be obtained when this product is uniformly applied to the soil surface. This product may be applied over the top of these species. 

When plants are under stress (such as heat, drought, or frost damage) some cultivars of listed plants may be sensitive to this product.

Tolerant Ornamentals - All States

  • Fir species
  • Japanese Maple
  • Norway Maple
  • Kiwi
  • Lily-of-the-Nile
  • Vine Hill Manzanita
  • Cape Weed
  • Japanese Aucuba
  • Barberry
  • Wintergreen Barberry
  • Mentor Barberry
  • Japanese Barberry
  • Weeping Bottlebrush
  • Scotch Heather
  • Hottentot Fig
  • Feathery Cassia
  • Wild Lilac
  • False Cypress
  • Cleyera
  • Citrus Species
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • American Dogwood
  • Pampas Grass
  • Cranberry Cotoneaster
  • Cotoneaster
  • Bearberry Cotoneaster
  • Rockspray Cotoneaster
  • Hawthorne
  • Italian Cypress
  • White Trailing Ice Plant
  • Hop Bush
  • Silverberry
  • Wintercreeper
  • Japanese Spindle Tree
  • Spreading Euonymus
  • Japanese Aralia
  • Border Forsythia
  • Greenstem Forsythia
  • Gardenia, Cape-Jasmine
  • Gladiolus species
  • English Ivy
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Chinese Hibiscus
  • Chinese Holly
  • Japanese Holly
  • American Holly
  • Holly
  • Yaupon Holly
  • Iris Species
  • Winter Jasmine
  • Chinese Juniper
  • Shore Juniper
  • Creeping Juniper
  • Walnut
  • Shrimp Plant
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Amur Privet
  • Japanese Privet
  • Glossy Privet
  • Big Blue Lilyturf
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Tatarian Honeysuckle
  • Magnolia species
  • Ice Plant
  • Crabapple
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Narcissus species
  • Oleander
  • Olive
  • Mondo Grass
  • Trailing African Daisy
  • Sourwood
  • Avocado
  • Frasier's Photinia
  • Spruce Species
  • Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub
  • Calabrian Pine
  • Canary Island Pine
  • Slash Pine
  • Aleppo Pine
  • Austrian Black Pine
  • Longleaf Pine
  • Monterey Pine
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Scotch Pine
  • Loblolly Pine
  • Japanese Black Pine
  • Virginia Pine
  • Pistachio
  • Queensland Pittosporum
  • Japanese Pittosporum
  • Japanese Yew
  • English Laurel
  • Almond, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, and prune
  • Douglas Fir
  • Firethorn Scarlet
  • Firethorn
  • Bradford Pear spp.
  • Oak species
  • Indian Hawkthorne
  • Coral bells, Formosa, Hino-crimson, PJM, Roseum-Elegans
  • lady bank's rose
  • rosemary
  • leatherleaf fern
  • stonecrop
  • Japanese Box cherry
  • Japanese yew
  • Yew
  • American Arborvitae
  • Star Jasmine
  • Canada Hemlock
  • Tulip Species
  • Japanese Viburnum
  • Sweet Viburnum
  • Japanese Snowball
  • Canary Island Viburnum
  • Laurustinus
  • Cranberry Bush
  • Leatherleaf Viburnum
  • Vinca
  • Dwarf Periwinkle
  • Grape
  • Old Fashioned Weigela
  • Spanish Bayonet
  • Yucca, Adam's Needle

Tolerant Ornamental Species/Varieties - All States Except California

  • Abelia: Sherwood
  • Yarrow: King Edward
  • Five-leaf or chocolate vine
  • lady's leek, nodding onion
  • Japanese anemone
  • Aquilegia: red and gold
  • Wormwood; silver mound; castle
  • aster: bonny blue, purple dome
  • lady fern; fern lady
  • fibrous begonia: hardy Grandis
  • snowbank
  • Bougainvillea
  • butterfly-bush; royal red
  • crimson bottlebrush
  • tussock bellflower
  • trumpet creeper, trumpet flower, madame Galen
  • coreopsis: Early Sunrise, Moonbeam
  • Lucifer
  • Cooperi Pink
  • Larkspur, Blue Elf
  • Dianthus, Maiden Pinks
  • Cheddar Pink
  • Coneflower, Purple, Magnus
  • Weeping Forsythia
  • Gaillardia, Blanket Flower: Goblin
  • Gentian
  • Cranesbill
  • baby's breath
  • sunrose
  • Daylily: Aztec gold, Stella de Oro, tender love
  • Coral Bell; Bridget Bloom
  • Mallow; Disco Belle White
  • Hosta, Plantain Lily Ragra rant
  • Hosta, 'Searsucker'
  • Bigleaf Hydrangea
  • Sword-leaved iris
  • siberian iris; cabernet
  • Parsoni
  • crape myrtle;Tuscaroraa
  • weeping lantana
  • lavender; Munstead
  • edelweiss
  • Chinese privet; variegata
  • Lily: Jazz
  • Lirope, variegated
  • lirope; creeping
  • Cardinal Flower, Indian Pink
  • Burgundy
  • Loosestrife; Modern Pink
  • Yaku Jima, Silberfeder
  • Evening Primrose
  • Osmanthus: Gulf Tide
  • Tree Peony
  • Fountain Grass
  • Dragonhead, False; Vivid
  • Oak, Shumard's Red
  • Yedda hawthorn
  • Black-eyed Susan: Goldstrum
  • stonecrop
  • SPirea: Anthony Waterer
  • Germander
  • Meadow Rue
  • Arrowood Viburnum
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Pittsburgh pa

    By Daviddoeshisowngrassnow on 03/16/2020

    Let me start this by saying I hired a lawn company to take care of my yard last year. I bought a 6 application package that was slightly over 425 bucks. Anyway they leave a detailed note on what they do each time. They first application they did last year was pre-emergent followed by 5 applications of basically just fertilizer. So by August my yard was full of weeds and I felt like I got ripped off and could do a better job myself. I researched everything and decided to go with this barricade as my first application of the year. I ordered this and just applied it yesterday as we seem to be having a early spring. I have a earthway spreader and used 12 as my setting. I will update this in a few months to give you a good idea how well this worked and my total spent. I’m at 78 bucks right now

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  • 5 of 5 Stars


    By Jon on 02/29/2020

    I've been so impressed with DO MY OWN I decided to join the subscription service. The first package that arrived consisted of Barricade pre-emergent. I know Barricade has a superior reputation and is used by many professional landscapers throughout my area. The package came complete with directions for use, rubber gloves, and more. So - so far so good!

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    33 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars


    By Chris on 08/08/2020

    I bought a 50lb bag of this to use on cool season, mixed species turf. My lawn is mostly tall fescue, with perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass. I applied this at the bag recommended rate in April and have had absolute NO crabgrass in my front yard. I reapplied in mid-June and still have no crabgrass or other broadleaf weeds. I have a pinch of clover here and some nutsedge there, but I spot treat those with mesotrione. Suffice to say the turf is 98% weed free without any crabgrass at all. Combined with an aggressive disease treatment and a hybrid fertilization plan (biosolid fertilizer, humic acid, micro nutrient and liquid spray), we have the best lawn on the entire block.

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    28 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Fall Application

    By John on 11/22/2019

    First time use. Applied late October for winter weed control in Central FL. Effectiveness will be determined in time. Product went down as planned with my spreader using 1/2 rate twice over. Although I am satisfied with this granular product, I will switch to a spray pre-emergent in the spring, which is less expensive per application. I would recommend this granular product for those who don’t use a sprayer.

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    18 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Not as good as promate granular barricade.

    By Jarod on 03/15/2020

    I wouldn’t recommend this product compared to the promate granular barricade. I put down 4.0 lbs per 1000sqft on my zoysia lawn in late winter this year and I’ve had more weeds than ever. This will be my last time using this brand. I don’t know what the hype is over “The Anderson’s” products.

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I need to treat poa annua and oxalis in my Austin, TX zoysia lawn. How and when do I apply Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide?

Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide contains a pre-emergent that needs to be applied before weeds have emerged as it is used to prevent germination.  Please contact your local cooperative extension office to determine the correct timing of the application as this will vary greatly from region to region. 

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How do I set my Scott broadcast spreader to apply Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide?

Unfortunately we do not have the spreader settings for that specific combo and the manufacturer does not list that spreader on their bag of Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide. Due to there being thousands of granules on the market and just as many different types of spreaders, you will want to calibrate your spreader to the product you are using and its application rates. You can see a short video on how to accomplish this below. 

How to Calibrate your Spreader



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Can I overseed after an application of Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide? If so, what is the timeframe?

Yes, you are able to overseed after an application of Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide. This product could inhibit the germination of turf species if you overseed too soon after an application. Please follow the intervals given based on the rates used on the table located on page two of the product label for best overseeding/reseeding results.

When used at the lowest rates, it starts at 4 months after application that you can overseed. 

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Is Anderson's 0.48 Barricade Herbicide safe for pets and kids?

Is this safe for kids and dogs? If not, how long after applying can they go on the lawn?


Andersons Barricade is safe for pets and kids as long as they are not in the area during application. The granules will need to be watered in to be activated, and once the product has had time to try they are safe to re-enter the area. 

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Does Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide also feed the lawn like a fertilizer?

Is a fertilizer application required as a supplemental to Barricade Andersons 0.48?


No, Andersons 0.48 Barricade Herbicide is a pre-emergent that helps prevent weeds on the label from germinating, it does not contain a fertilizer.  What fertilizer you need is going to vary depending on what nutrients are needed. We actually have a great guide that can explain how to select the best fertilizer for your lawn.  You can find the guide here

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