Weed & grass killers that are safe for flower beds

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Weed & grass killers that are safe for flower beds
Weeds must be dealt with, but is it possible to do so without harming the surrounding flowers and plants? (dandylion weed image by Lansera from Fotolia.com)

Finding effective weed and grass killers is easy. What is not so easy is finding effective weed and grass killers that are safe to use in flower beds. There are three types of these. The first is a weed and grass killer that does only that, it is formulated to kill weeds without harming flowers and other friendly plants. The second is a weed and grass killer with fertiliser. The third type is the organic grass and weed killer that is eco-friendly and safe to use around pets.

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Amaze Grass & Weed Preventer2 by Green Light

Amaze Grass & Weed Preventer2 is a very popular choice for many homeowners who want to eliminate weeds without harming their flowers and other friendly plants. This weed and grass killer is very effective on several different types of weeds, including common purslane, crabgrass, lambsquarters and other broadleaved and grassy weeds. One of the things that makes this product so popular is that it can be sprayed over ornamentals. It is also safe to use on lawns and flower beds. Once you apply Amaze & Weed Preventer2, you must irrigate Amaze for it to become active. On average, this weed and grass killer will be effective for four months before it needs to be reapplied. Not all home improvement centres and nurseries carry this product, but you can easily purchase it online.

Preen Weed Preventer with Brilliant Blooms Fertilizer

If you are looking for an all-in-one weed and grass killer plus fertiliser, then you need Preen Weed Preventer with Brilliant Blooms Fertilizer. What makes this product unique is that it not only prevents weeds from growing for up to three months, but it also fertilises the plants and flowers so that they will form beautiful colours and stronger roots, which help prevent damage from insects and diseases. You can safely use Preen anytime during the year in ornamental and flower beds. You can also safely use it around groundcovers, shrubs and trees. As the name suggests, this Preen product is a preventer. It will not kill existing weeds. Once the flower bed is weeded, the Preen Weed Preventer will eliminate any new weeds before they have a chance to grow. When used as directed, there is little chance of burning or overfeeding your flowers.

WorryFree Organic Grass and Weed Killer

WorryFree Organic Grass and Weed Killer is an eco-friendly weed and grass killer. It's organic ingredients are biodegradable, and it is safe to use around pets. This organic grass and weed killer will quickly eliminate unwanted weeds on driveways, patios, ornamentals and flower beds, and it can be used in both cool and warm weather. This product it will not stain concrete or bricks. The only disadvantage to this product is that it may need to be applied twice before it will kill the tougher, more stubborn weeds. However, this small matter can be overlooked when you know that you are using something organic that is not placing harmful chemicals in the soil.

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