Friday, March 22, 2013

Favorite Product for Weed Control

Well, isn't it ironic that I'm talking about weed control and I have dandelions as my blog background? Ha! Anyway, I hate pulling weeds and I finally found a product that works like a charm...

I love this product! (and I'm not getting paid to say that) :) I use the  "Southern" version since I'm in the south, but all versions work equally well. 


Here's a close up look at the directions.


One more close up.

This truly works for me. I discovered it a few years ago and have been using it ever since.  I've bought it at Walmart and Target, but I think you can get it on Amazon too. I usually pay around $15 for it.

You just basically sprinkle it on the mulch around your flowers. Be sure not to get it ON your flowers. Also be sure not to get it on the grass because it will kill it. One thing to remember is it won't get rid of existing weeds, so you have to pull up the weeds that are already there. But, once you apply it, you won't have to pull weeds for about 3-4 months.

If you plan on freshening up your garden with new mulch, it's best to apply the mulch first, then sprinkle the Preen over the new mulch, then water in lightly. The water activates the Preen so it'll start working.

One more important point...you're not supposed to disturb the area after you apply the Preen. If the mulch gets disturbed, it won't work. I found this out when I sprinkled some Preen around some bushes by the deck. After only a week, I was getting weeds again. This was the only spot where the weeds came back. I couldn't figure out why. Then one day I caught my youngest son digging tunnels in the mulch for his matchbox cars to drive on. :) They really mean it when they say "Don't disturb the area after you apply Preen."

I really do think this is a fantastic product and it really works. :) Thanks for visiting!

4 comments:

  1. You're right...this works like a charm. I've used it for years and never have one single weed!

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  2. I have to get some of this soon!

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  3. How do you know that all versions work equally well? Have you used all versions?

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    1. Yes, I've used all versions they carry in my area. I've used Preen Garden Weed Preventer, Preen Garden Weed Preventer Plus Plant Food, and Preen Southern Weed Preventer. I just buy whichever one is available at the time.

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