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We have an extra ordinary amount of weeds that have cropped up during the last 2 wks. The area had been cleared of weeds by manually pulling them out of the ground and using Round Up as an enforcer. The weeds are back and worse than ever. I have been delaying planting anything due to the risk of using Round Up, the weeds over loading and choking any good guys planted there. The area is roughly 40' x 6'.  I want to plant roses, peonies and flowers here.

 

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Posted 2013-07-14T20:26:42+0000  by lmp2013 lmp2013
 

Hi Imp2013,

 

Round-Up will not act "as an enforcer" when you apply it after the weeds are manually pulled. Glyphosate (Round-Up) enters the plant through its foliage to kill the root. If the plant has no leaves, the Glyphosate will have no effect.

 

Round-Up Extended Control  adds Pre-Emergent to the Glyphosate to prevent new weed seeds from germinating for months where it is applied.

 

Roundup 1.33 gal. Read-to-Use Pump 'N Go Extended-Control Weed and Grass Killer

 

This Round-Up will act "as an enforcer" and will prevent seeds from starting in your beds.

 

If you are planting flowers from seed, however, pre-emergent should not be applied. Transplanting existing plants into the area will work, but no seeding.

 

When using regular Round-Up, you can plant seeds or transplant after 10 days. 1.33 gal. Ready-to-Use Plus Pump 'N Go Weed and Grass Killer

 

Preen is another Pre-emergent available at The Home Depot. Preen 5.625 lb. Weed Preventer Plant Food Bottle Case

 

Apply this product after you have planted the bed and before weed germination occurs to keep the weeds out for up to 3 months.

 

Clear the area with Round-Up, wait 10 days to plant, and apply Preen after you're finished. This will make it easier to maintain the flower bed.

 

We want to see pictures of your project! Keep us posted.

 

Travis

Posted 2013-07-16T14:16:07+0000  by Travis_HD_ATL
 
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