How do I clean out weeds in a flower bed to be able to plant flowers

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  • Mecca Foust Mecca Foust on Jun 16, 2017
    Remove weeds from the root. Aerate soil, treat soil with apple cider vinegar/water mixture. Mix should be 2 parts acv to water. Allow mix to settle then plant your flowers and watch them bloom! Acv is a natural weed killer.

  • Deb Deb on Jun 17, 2017
    Unfortunately the weeds don't stay dead long with this mix in Kansas. Maybe it'll work in your area.

  • Susan Susan on Jun 17, 2017
    yeah - the vinegar will kill weeds for a while AND it will harm the plants!! it's a non-discriminate plant killer.

    You can pull as many weeds as possible and make sure to get the ROOTS. Cover with newspaper held down with rocks or mulch... then you can dig holes thru the paper for your plants - the newspaper will keep weeds down, decompose and feed earthworms and is easily replaced after a couple of years when the plants will probably need to be divided or new plants put in.

  • Pamela Rascoe Brown Pamela Rascoe Brown on Jun 18, 2017
    I would use Roundup long before planting the flowers and follow up with Preen to keep anything else from germinating unless you plan to plant flower seeds.

  • Dinky Diana Kay Smith Dinky Diana Kay Smith on Jun 18, 2017
    .Vinegar and water are safe for weeds. give it a few days and then till in some strong soil and then till again. I would repeat several times just to get a good helathy base.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jun 18, 2017
    Good old fashioned way, you spend hours or do it over a weekend ,and dig them get entire root. If not they come back energy stronger. It's not as bad as it sounds then get area ready for flowers with good potting soil. Not top soil. Once done follow up with preen. Make sure you pick correct plants for your area try to stick with perennials. Only pay once. Then cover with mulch and enjoy for year to come and due to birds poop and flying dandelions you are bound to get some more but get them out as soon as you see them so roots come out easily.