What do I use in my flower beds to keep parasites & weeds away?

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  • You can stop weeds with Preen, but anything that would kill "parasites" would render the ground infertile. Deal with the demons as they appear.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 16, 2019

    I agree with Naomie, deal with the nasties as they appear. The Preen Weed Preventer granules work great if you put them down after you clean out all the weeds. It doesn't work on things like creeping charlie or some grasses as they travel by roots and they need to be cleaned up to outside the garden so that you can deal with them only as you see them come inside the garden. Preen also does not prevent tree seeds from germinating since they aren't a weed until they are in your garden. I use preen on my gardens and only spend about five minutes a week dealing with creeping charlie. I usually put preen down as soon as I plant plants or seeds. It does not affect the seeds that you plant. I hope this helps you Angie!

  • Joy Elizabeth Joy Elizabeth on Mar 18, 2019

    I use preen also, and try to keep up as I go. cardboard under the mulch also helps me for a season or two!

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 22, 2019

    For weeds we use several layers of paper like newspaper or cardboard OR black weed paper. For parasites prevention we use mulch on top from cypress or cedar wood chips that repell bugs. Hope this helps.

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