What Can I Use To Kill Grasses In Flower Beds?

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With all the rain we've gotten, the weeds and grass are out of control in our flower beds. The grasses are taking over my miniature rose beds and I'm wondering what I can use to kill them. I've tried one of those grass killers you can buy at Walmart but it hasn't done anything. Thank you.


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Answer #2 · Gardenality.com's Answer · As John mentioned, it's tough to kill weed grasses growing in a densely planted flower or rose bed with an herbicide spray. Some of the over-the-top sprays will work to kill certain species of weed or lawn grasses that have encroached upon your garden bed. The best method of control is to use a weed preventer. I apply a weed preventer every February to all my flowerbeds. I use one called Hi-Yield Weed & Grass Stopper. It contains Treflan, a granular herbicide that works great to prevent germination of many types of common weed seeds. Works for about 6 to 12 months, depending on soil porosity.)


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Melinda Marsh

Melinda Marsh · Gardenality Seedling · Zone 6A · -10° to -5° F
Wow, that sounds great Brent, I will make a note to buy some and do that in February. With all the rain we've gotten, the grass and weeds have taken over my flower beds, especially the rose beds. I seem to be able to stay on top of the others, but the rose bed is so overwhelming, it's tough.

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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Melinda-Using the pre-emergent herbicides works really well for me also. I have a huge hillside with ground cover at one of my homes that is kept free of most broadleaf and grass weeds using these herbicides each year. I understand those products that contain Trifluralin seem to work well. I haven't used the Hi-Yield Weed & Grass Stopper that Brent mentioned but have read many good reviews of this product. I have used for years a product called Amaze Grass and Weed Preventer which has worked well for me. Both products contain the common chemical product name Treflan (chemical name a-trifluralin). Below is a link to a good review of the Hi-Yield weed and grass stopper you may be interested in reading.
http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/845/Reviews/Product-Reviews/Hi-Yield-Weed-And-Grass-Stopper-Herbicide-Granules/default.html

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Gardenality.com

Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Melinda - Just another tip. Avoid using products such as Preen & Green that contain both fertilizer and weed preventer. You want to fertilize separately with just the right kind of fertilizer for the plants you're growing in a certain area.

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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Melinda-There are several options to rid your gardens of grassy weeds. Unfortunately now that the grass is growing well you only have a few options. Pulling the grass by hand making sure you are pulling up all the roots is the best and safest option for the other plants in the garden you don't want to harm. The other option is to apply an over the top weed killer. These herbicides are absorbed by the grass and taken directly to the roots killing the grass and any other weeds or plants it comes in contact with. These weed killers need to be applied very carefully making sure none of the herbicide is sprayed or blown by wind onto any plants you want to save. Other options during the year would be to apply a peremergent weed killer, mulch, or weed control fabric prior to any gernination of weeds. I noted some links to articles that will help you control the grass in your garden and name some products you can use to do so. Just click on the links to go directly to the articles.

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/412/Problems-and-Solutions/Weeds-and-Invasive-Plants/Prevent-Or-Kill-Weeds-In-Flower-Beds-And-Gardens/default.html

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/732/Problems-and-Solutions/Weeds-and-Invasive-Plants/The-Best-Weed-Killer-for-Landscape-Beds-and-Islands/default.html

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/405/Problems-and-Solutions/Weeds-and-Invasive-Plants/How-To-Control-Weeds-In-Landscape-Beds/Killing-Weeds-In-Landscape-Beds.html

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/844/Reviews/Product-Reviews/Killzall-Super-Concentrate-Weed-and-Grass-Killer/default.html

Please ask if you have any other questions. Oh, did you find the grass plugs you were looking for?

John)


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Melinda Marsh

Melinda Marsh · Gardenality Seedling · Zone 6A · -10° to -5° F
Thanks John, yes I did find the grass plug I was looking for.

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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
You're very welcome. Glad you found the grass plugs you were looking for.

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