Commandeaux New Orleans Saints Fan Zachary Member since Jul 2009 1746 posts
Will Preen kill my plants instead of my weeds.... (Posted on 8/20/09 at 10:57 am)
....in my flower bed. I've tried everything. I even killed half the plants and flowers in my bed using some other shite that guaranteed that it wouldn't kill my plants. Last weekend, I almost broke my back pulling weeds and earlier in the Spring I used the weedblock and that shite didn't work. I went to Home Depot and they told me to use Preen. It would kill the weeds and not kill your plants.
Wortivi22 Tulane Fan Where Copper is King Member since Dec 2007 338 posts
re: Will Preen kill my plants instead of my weeds.... (Posted on 8/20/09 at 12:02 pm to Commandeaux)
The one time I used it (years ago) it made the mulch stick together, almost like it was glue. This basically prevented weeds from coming up through the mulch, but it looked like crap. If you ever have to do anything to the bed after you apply it, your mulch will be like a turtle shell over the dirt.
For me, the hassle after the fact was not worth the results. I just mix twice the recommended amount of Round Up in a pump sprayer and be as careful as possible.