Asked on Jul 13, 2018

Something to pur on weeds that won't hurt flowers

Nancy TurnerOlivaMary Garner


I have a large flower bed that has roses, day lilies, cannas, iris, and a giant lily in it. However, the weeds are driving me crazy -- I can't find anything to put on the weeds that is safe for these flowers! What can I put on the weeds that is safe for my flowers?

6 answers
  • Geronimo
    on Jul 13, 2018

    Dont b lazy, its good for u to get out and weed ur plants so they stay healthy

  • NCbulldoglover
    on Jul 13, 2018

    PREEN can be used in flower beds. I use it every spring and no problems with weeds in my flower beds.
  • Cathy McIntire
    on Jul 13, 2018

    Same here and occasionally I pull a weed or two! 😂

  • Mary Garner
    on Jul 13, 2018

    I used Preen before I put the mulch down and all it did was kill one of my roses and a daylily -- the weeds keep coming up anyway!
  • Oliva
    on Jul 13, 2018

    You may still have to weed, but then apply "Preen" granules to soil and water in.

  • Nancy Turner
    on Jul 13, 2018

    Hi, Mary! I use the Preen weed preventer each spring in all my gardens after I make them weed free. It doesn't work on root born, like some grasses and Creeping Charlie and tree seeds, but those are manageable if you clean it out in the spring and catch them as they re-enter the garden. I spend so much less time weeding in the garden, it takes me about ten minutes a week to get the creeping charlie out and that is it (add a few more for when the tree seeds germinate). Give it a try, it does not affect the plants in your garden, or seeds that you plant. If you can't get at your weeds to pull them now, just make sure you don't let them flower and go to seed. You can still put the preen down, but it just prevents the seeds from germinating into weeds, it won't kill existing weeds.
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