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Q.I’m Planning To Apply Herbicide (not RoundUp!) To Completely Eradicate Overgrown Mint. Then How Do I Grow Flowers There Afterward

Zone Buffalo, NY, USA | Anonymous added on June 6, 2024 | Answered

s? Mint has taken over three entire flower beds in my yard. Before taking the route of herbicides, I will cut it low and cover it with a tarp and rocks, but i’m afraid that ultimately i’m going to have to use a herbicide to stop it. I’ve used organic weed and grass killer effectively on cracks in the pavement. If i do use a herbicide, how and when will I ever be able to grow flowers in those beds again? And is there anything I can plant that will help keep the mint away? Thank you so much for your help.

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Answered on June 7, 2024

The herbicides available to homeowners today have very little residual quality. You can plant within a few days (3 days to a week usually, even with Roundup). Check the label of the product you use; it should say when it is safe to replant. Always read and follow all label directions.


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