Kill weeds not plants.

How do I kill weeds and grass but not my plants that are by them?
Submitted by mummalish

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. In most cases, you'll either have to manually remove the weeds (pulling by hand, using a hand weeder or hoe, etc.) or use an herbicide to spray the weeds individually (alternatively, you can dip a paintbrush in herbicide and apply it to each weed that way).

 

Once you've gotten rid of the weeds, help prevent further outbreaks by using a pre-emergence herbicide (there are synthetic and organic types available) in spring and spread 2-3 inches of mulch of your planting areas. That can keep a large number weeds at bay.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

Answered by CostaFarms

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