How do I stop grass from growing in my garden beds?


Please can someone help with information on how to kill grass in flower beds?

  7 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 25, 2017
    Do not let the grass seed before you cut it Fix a grass box to mower

  • Amanda Amanda on Jul 25, 2017
    You can add some edging. They sell black plastic that you hammer in right at the border of the garden. This would help prevent the grass from coming in.

  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Jul 25, 2017
    Cleaning up right after mowing helps. As does a border or edging between the grass and flower beds.. I use mulch/bark on my beds, it helps keep the grass from germinating. Preen works well too- a corn based preemergiant).

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 25, 2017
    Always, if you see grass go to seed, remove the head before the seeds before they can dry enough to come off. Sometimes they sprout before you need to mow, this will prevent the seed from getting into your garden.

  • A A on Jul 25, 2017
    Some things just can't be tamed! The best way to handle it is to pull it out everyday and don't give it a chance to take over.

  • Jaweb Jaweb on Jul 26, 2017
    If you like mulch in your flower beds, try placing several sheets of newspaper (non-glosssy) or cardboard underneath the mulch---excellent for killing weeds and unwanted grass. Applied at the borders keeps a nice clean line and its safe/biodegradable. It will help build your soil though you will have to over time replace it as needed.
    jaweb 🌸🌺

  • Sandy Murray Sandy Murray on Jul 28, 2017
    Thanks to you all for splendid answers..... I am trying them all! Our summer is just around the corner here in South Africa! Much appreciated! Xxx