Organic weed preventer or organic weed killer: Which is best?
People are always looking for environmentally friendly or organic weed killers. In reality, the best method for weed control in the garden is to keep undesirable plants from sprouting in the first place.
Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer keeps weeds from getting started in the vegetable garden, in flower beds and around trees and shrubs. Controlling weeds is critical, because once established, they rob desirable plants of water and other nutrients. Weeds also may take over garden beds, smothering annuals, perennials and shrubs in the process.
Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is made with 100 percent corn gluten, a natural herbicide that works as a pre-emergent — it keeps weed seeds from sprouting. And, Preen Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is safe to use around children and pets.
Before applying Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer, you’ll need to remove your existing weeds. Here are some organic weed killer and natural control tips.
Organic Weed Control Methods
If weeds already have a stranglehold in the garden, an environmentally friendly method of controlling them is hand-pulling or removing the tops of plants with a tool such as a hoe, spade or garden snips. Because some weed clippings may drop seed or root where they hit the soil, it’s a good idea to remove the plant debris from the bed.
Once the weeds are removed, apply Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer throughout the landscape to keep seeds from germinating. Reapply every month to keep from having to pull weeds again in flower beds, around trees and shrubs or in the vegetable garden.
Natural Weed Killer Methods
Many gardeners rely on homemade recipes for organic weed killers, with vinegar as the most common ingredient. Use caution with vinegar recipes because, although an organic weed killer, the solution is non-selective. That means the spray may kill or damage any plant it hits, including desirable ones.
Although household vinegar can be used, horticulture vinegar, which has a much higher percentage of acetic acid, is more effective and requires fewer applications to kill the weeds.
Boiling water is another organic weed killer. Essentially, the weeds are cooked when boiling water is poured on their roots. Like household vinegar, boiling water is non-selective and may take several applications to kill the weeds.
Once the weeds are killed, apply Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer to keep any remaining seeds from germinating. This will reduce the work involved in organic weed killer methods.
Smothering weeds with hardwood mulch is another natural control. Mulch also conserves resources by reducing evaporation of moisture and moderating soil temperature. For the most effective natural weed control, apply Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer to bare soil before adding about two inches of mulch. If your beds already have mulch, apply Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer on the surface. Then, either water or gently rake into the mulch.
Prevent Weeds from Sprouting
Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is an effective, natural weed preventer. Because of its effectiveness, Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer should only be used around established plants at least 3 inches tall. When applied according to label directions, Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer keeps seeds from germinating, making it a timesaving, work reducing way to control weeds naturally.
Dandelions, clover, crabgrass, foxtail, lambs quarters and plantain are among the 200 weeds controlled by Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer, making it an indispensable product to use throughout the landscape, including flower beds and around trees and shrubs.
Because Preen Organic Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is a natural product, it can be applied anytime throughout the growing season. When applied every month, it provides organic weed control around flowers, trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetable plants, from early spring plantings through fall cleanup. Always read and follow the label directions for the best results in natural weed control.
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