How can I kill weeds and grass from growing in my flower beds?


Anyone have any advice on how to kill grass in flower beds as well as weeds?

  5 answers
  • John Loiselle John Loiselle on Jun 21, 2017
    Putting any type of herbicide in a garden is not a good idea.Firstly weed garden by hand, then before placing plants lay a sheet of garden cloth ,its black.lay this sheet over dirt ,make holes ,small one as you plant,this will prevent any other growth and will diminish water needed.If garden is one you cant remove plants ,well it makes placement of material more difficult, you can use newspapers for a similar effect,In my flower gardens I weed then lay down a colored Cedar mulch, red/black/natrural- cover ground around plants about 1.5 - 2 inches thick, very little weeding will be necessary, an occasional weed.c

  • BillieandRob Linhart BillieandRob Linhart on Jun 21, 2017
    Once you weed the bed, sprinkle preen weed preventer. It helps alot and doesn't harm the plants.

  • Bam24686315 Bam24686315 on Jun 21, 2017
    I use the weed, newspaper or cardboard and then mulch technique. It really helps.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 21, 2017
    Pull up all the weeds that are currently there by the roots. Put down a thick layer of newspaper, wet it, and put some mulch on top. I tried this and it works well, there were a few little weeds that managed to sneak through and survive, but nothing compared to when I just had mulch down.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 21, 2017
    A lot of people swear by pouring boiling water on the root system. It's easy and cheap and if it works, you save time and money.

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    • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jun 21, 2017
      Glad to help. I try and start with the easiest and cheapest solutions first. Kind of like "is it in park"? hehe