Pendulum 2G Granular Herbicide

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Pendulum 2G Granular Herbicide

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4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.2

44 Reviews | 51 Q&A

Product Overview

Pendulum 2G Herbicide is one of the most economical professional pre-emergent herbicide products on the market. Pendulum 2G does an excellent job of controlling crabgrass and a broad spectrum of weeds--more than 40 grassy and broadleaf weeds in all. Pendulum 2G provides unbeatable overall pre-emergent control of troublesome weeds including crabgrass, goosegrass, oxalis, henbit, spurge and more. Pendulum 2G does not control existing weeds, rather it prevents new weeds from germinating and growing.

Please note: Due to current supply chain shortages, you may receive your order of Pendulum 2G Granular Herbicide in silver packaging that looks different than the standard packaging.  You can view the temporary packaging in the alternate images on this product page.  

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Pendimethalin 2%
Target pests Grasses: Barnyardgrass, Bluegrass annual (Poa annua), Crabgrass, Crowfootgrass, Foxtail (giant, green, yellow), Goosegrass, Itchgrass, Johnsongrass (from seed), Junglerice, Lovegrass (from seed), Panicum (browntop, fall, Texas), Sandbur (field), Signalgrass, Sprangletop (Mexican, red), Witchgrass, Woolly Cupgrass

Broadleaf Weeds: Burweed (lawn), Carpetweed, Chickweed (common and mouseear), Clover (hop), Cudweed, Evening Primrose, Fiddleneck, Filaree, Henbit, Knotweed (prostrate), Kochia, Lambsquarters, Pigweed, Purslane, Pusley (Florida), Rocket (London), Shepherdspurse, Smartweed (Pennsylvania), Speedwell (corn), Spurge (annual and prostrate), Woodsorrel (yellow), Velvetleaf (Buttonweed)
For use in Cool & Warm-Season Turf-grass and Ornamental Landscapes: Golf Courses, Sod Farms, Roadsides, Parking Lots, Fence Lines, Nurseries and Tree Plantation sites
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Application 75 - 150 lbs. per acre
* See label for complete application instructions
Formulation Professional Product
Shipping Weight 40.11 lbs
Manufacturer BASF (Mfg. Number: 59015072)
UPC 10804338150720
EPA Registration 241-375



Pendulum 2G provides pre-emergence control of most annual grasses and certain broadleaf weeds as they germinate in any turfgrass site (lawns, sod, turf areas). Examples of such sites include but are not limited to: grounds or lawns around residential and commercial establishments, multifamily dwellings, military and other institutions, parks, airports, roadsides, schools, picnic grounds, athletic fields, houses of worship, cemeteries, golf courses, prairiegrass areas, and sod farms.

Pendulum 2G can be used in and around field, liner, and container-grown ornamental nurseries; established landscape ornamentals and ornamental gardens; listed groundcovers and bulbs; nonbearing fruit and nut trees; conifer and hardwood seedling nurseries; and for tree plantation site preparation and maintenance.

In addition, Pendulum 2G can be applied for general grounds maintenance around areas such as parking lots, driveways and roadsides, alleyways, bike and jogging paths, vacant lots, buildings, stone gardens and gravel yards, markers and fence lines, mulch beds and other similar areas. It may be used under asphalt or concrete treatments as part of a site preparation program.

Pendulum 2G controls weeds as they germinate but will not control established weeds. Therefore, areas to be treated should be free of established weeds. For the control of established weeds, Pendulum 2G may be used in conjunction with herbicides registered for postemergence use.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Pendulum 2G 40# Bag

    By Dean on 05/20/2013

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    Can the rating be less than 5 stars? I got what I asked for, (2) 40# bags of Pendulum 2G shipped clear across this great nation of ours in less than a weeks time FOR FREE! Is that something to complain about??? I didn't think so either. By the way Pendulum is a great product, has been for years. I could go down to my local landscape supplier and buy the exact same thing for $50 more. This way I sit on my porch and watch the UPS guy carry it up to me. I haven't trained him how to spread it yet.

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    86 of 104 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Pendulum 2G 40# Bag

    By Dean on 05/20/2013

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    I make two 50% applications. That is, I spread 50% of the recommended volume over 1 acre in the late fall (Oct / Nov) then in the early spring (Feb / Mar) I spread the other 50% recommended volume (actually I cut back on the second application 10%) it works so well for so cheep I almost felt like the IRS was going to get me for saving my money and still getting a great deal. My confession is, this is my second review. The first one was for "Do My Own PestControl" they do such a great job.

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    38 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Best stuff for sandburs!

    By Karen on 02/22/2015

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    I have used the liquid form of this chemical before for sandburs and it is phenomenal! The liquid was very messy and stained everything yellow---me, the cement if spilled, and all parts of the sprayer equipment. The granules were much, much easier to apply, had no odor, and did not stain, but the granules are yellow and easy to see. I will have to wait to see if they work as well, but I have no doubts.

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    30 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    We'll see

    By David on 05/14/2012

    Shipped and received in good order. The herbicide is labeled to help control Poa Anna. I've got a hell of an infestation, both annual and perennial. Put the herbicide down too late in April, might fault, and, not unexpectedly, still have a healthy stand of Poa in the tall fescue that I planted in the spring of 2010. Hope it works to kill the millions of seeds that are being produced by the current infestation and that I'll have a semi-poa-free soil so that I can overseed this fall (used the lower 4-month rate). We'll see. By the way, a setting of about 6 on a Ortho Speedy Green drop spreader will give pretty close to the recommended rates of Pendulum 2G.

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    30 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • 2 of 5 Stars

    well - not quite the results i expected

    By Jim on 05/27/2014

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    service from these folks was great - but, applied this product as soon as the snow melted here in north Jersey (end of March) - at the proper rate - and the crabgrass is as healthy as ever - contacted DMOPC and was advised that a fall application is probably needed as well - and if I wanted something stronger to try Dimension 2EW - I will take their advice and try that this fall - and again in the spring - and see what next year's crop looks like - I will say that Pendulum has eliminated just about every other weed - especially the dandelions

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    28 of 29 people found this review helpful

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My local Ag Extension agent recommended Pendulum 2G to prevent crabgass and other weeds.

I will apply it with a John Deere broadcast spreader, model LPBS36JD, towed behind my lawn Tractor. Can you tell me the proper application rate, lbs per 1000 sq ft?

The application rate for the Pendulum 2G when treating for crabgrass is roughly 75 pounds per acre. This comes out to roughly 1.70 pounds per 1000 sq/ft. 

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59 of 66 people found this answer helpful

Will Pendulum 2G stain walkways, and other concrete surfaces?
According to the product label Pendulum 2G will stain walkways and other concrete areas. You should sweep off any granules that get on the surfaces right away.

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What setting should I use on my Scott's Edgeguard DLX spreader when using Pendulum 2G?

We don't carry that particular model spreader, so we are not sure what the exact settings would be.  The easiest way to determine the correct setting for you needs is outlined below:

If you need to use 3.6lbs of product per 1,000 sq ft you would  add 3.6 lb of product to spreader, start with a medium setting, then apply product to a 20 x 50 ft area (1,000 sq ft).  If you have product left, your setting is too low.  If you run out of product, your setting is too high.

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Safety to people and pets

Is Pendulum safe for people and pets to walk on?

Pendulum 2G is a granular that has to be applied using a spreader and then watered in to activate the granules. Be sure to keep children and pets out of the area while the application is being performed and once the granules have been watered in and has had a chance to dry completely, the Pendulum 2G is completely safe for children and pets.

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When is the best time to apply Pendulum 2G?

We would need more information in order to answer your question efficiently.

What state are you in? What type of grass do you have?

Pendulum 2G is a pre-emergent and would normally be put down in early March to late April before the weeds have germinated. This will depend on the area that you reside.

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Pendulum 2G Granular Herbicide 4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.2 (44 Reviews / 51 Q&A)

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