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Q.How Can I Prevent Weeds in My Flower Beds?

jsr1944mdr added on April 16, 2011 | Answered

I have hens peck and other low growing vines that are so hard to pull and then they come right back. They are in my Iris beds that are raised beds.

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Answered on April 17, 2011

With these weeds, persistence and diligence are the keys. You have 2 options. The first is to keep a close eye on the beds and snip the weeds off at ground level as soon as you see them appear. These repeated attempts to regrow will eventually result in the plant using all of its energy reserves in int roots and dying.

The other thing you can do is use weed barriers. Layers of newspaper, landscaping cloth and even thick layers of mulch can act as barriers. This will prevent the weeds from getting light and they will die from a lack of sunlight.

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