It’s always easiest to prevent weeds by keeping them from growing in the first place. Mulching around desirable plants keeps weeds at bay. So does pulling or killing weeds before they can flower and set seed that will spread.
Preen’s products reduce or eliminate a lot of work in the landscape by keeping weeds from growing in your landscape.
Preen Garden Weed Preventer forms a barrier in the top two inches of soil that keeps weed seeds from germinating. Apply early in the season to reduce the need for hand weeding and reapply every nine to 12 weeks, according to label directions. An application in early fall helps control the germination of winter weeds.
Preen Southern Weed Preventer inhibits most weeds from germinating for up to four months in flower beds and around ground covers, trees and shrubs.
Preen Garden Weed Preventer Plus Plant Food performs like regular Preen, but with the added bonus of feeding flowers and other plants. This product can be reapplied about every three months.
Preen Natural Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer is made from corn gluten, a natural product that acts as an herbicide and keeps weed seeds from germinating. This is completely safe to use around children and pets. Use only around established plants that are 2 or 3 inches tall. Apply monthly, according to label directions.
Preen Mulch with Extended Control Weed Preventer is a premium mulch enhanced with weed-preventer that works in landscaped areas for about six months. The mulch also moderates soil moisture and temperature, reducing plant stress in landscaped areas. Each bag covers 12 square feet. It comes in: Russet Red, Midnight Black and Chestnut Brown. This product is available at Lowe’s and select independent garden centers.