Weeds in cemetery plant holder #804876

Asked August 05, 2022, 8:04 PM EDT

Can I use anything to get rid of weeds in this container? I’ve been pulling them,but every time I go back they keep coming back

Macomb County Michigan

Expert Response

Hello Bonnie,
The only weed I see among the begonias is crabgrass. Pull the existing crabgrass roots and all. Next put down a weed preventative that suppresses seed from starting all around the flowers. Preen is an example of one brand, look for the active ingredient  trifluralin— there are other brands out there so be sure and check the active ingredient, and the label should say it is safe for garden flowers.

Follow the label for the product you use. Typically you must apply the preventative below any mulch to the bare soil, then water it in. Then you can replace any mulch around the flowers.
MSU Extension does not endorse any brands or retailers; mention of these are for example only.
Laura Sheffer Replied August 05, 2022, 8:56 PM EDT

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