How to Get Rid of Weeds in Flower Beds (4

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Watch how to get rid of weeds in flower beds, gardens, and mulch beds! This video will show you how to control weeds in flower beds and prevent them from coming back.

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Weed control for your yard is important for the health of your lawn, but what about your gardens and flower beds? Sometimes, we are so concerned with weed control in our yard that we forget about killing weeds that pop up in our gardens, flower and mulch beds.

Not only are certain weeds an eyesore that can really hurt the look of a landscaped flower bed, but they compete for resources with your ornamental plants.

Weeds grow much faster and will steal water, sunlight, and other nutrients. Invasive weed species, such as Dichondra, also compete for space and can overwhelm and eventually kill other plants. So it really is important that we don’t overlook weed control in gardens and flower beds.

Luckily, getting rid of weeds in flower beds is easier than you might think — all it takes is a little bit of elbow grease and choosing the best weed control product for you.

We recommend eliminating weeds before they’ve already sprouted. You can do that with a pre-emergent weed killer.

We recommend using Nitro-Phos’ prodiamine pre-emergent, Barricade. This is an easy, ready to use granular herbicide that is extremely effective in preventing weed growth in flower beds, and offers a residual for up to six months.

What about the weeds that have already grown in the flower bed? We go to a residential lawn and show you the best way to get rid of them and how Barricade will keep them away.

Now the best way to get rid of them initially is to just get in there and dig them out. You can pull by hand if you want, or use a garden tool to get in there and cut them out.

Barricade needs a uniform application to the soil surface to be most effective. You’ll also want to remove the cut up weeds, any dirt clods, and any other debris.

Even though you removed the grown weeds, there is likely more seeds and weeds waiting to germinate beneath the soil. If you just pull weeds and call it a day, more weeds will eventually sprout in their place and you’ll be back to square one. This is where the Barricade comes in. Apply between 2.5 to 5.94 pounds for every 1,000 square feet. You’ll need to pre-measure your treatment area. And always read the label for other proper application and usage rates.

Spread the Barricade evenly in the flower bed to get a nice, uniform application. When that’s done we’ll just water the granules in. You’ll want to get at least half an inch of water over the granules.

You can also use a post-emergent weed killer before applying the Barricade. You can use a glyphosate product to spot treat and kill the weeds. Be very careful though because this will kill any plant. It must be sprayed on a plant’s leaf surface for it to work.

You can use something to block off the plants you want to keep from the weeds you intend to spray. For example, use a flattened cardboard box to shield other plants from the glyphosate application. You can then apply Barricade once the weeds are dead for long-lasting control.

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