What is the best way to control grass & weeds in your flower beds?

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  • Donna Marie Donna Marie on May 26, 2017
    Mulch!!! Lol

  • Mary Mary on May 26, 2017
    My sister uses Preen. I am going to try it.

  • Rob7453153 Rob7453153 on May 26, 2017
    If you want beds of flowers that spread your only choice is mulch and pulling and/ or careful spraying as needed. If you want flowers more like marigolds, begonias or mums, which get larger but don't spread then start with tacked down landscape fabric over your soil and then poke a hole in it wherever you want to put in a plant. Put mulch over for esthetic purposes and to hold everything in place. You can do the same with 3-4 sheets of newspaper instead of landscape fabric + mulch on top. You will still get a few weeds but much easier to stay on top of them.

  • S W S W on May 28, 2017
    Preen is great but is for weed prevention.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 28, 2017
    I use Preen in all my gardens. Get rid of the weeds before you apply it and it will prevent germination of weeds, but not seeds you plant. It will not work on weeds that grow off the others by roots or seeds that fall off trees. Obviously trees are not weeds. Good luck with your weeds!