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Question: I have an established garden. I havw my mulch stones and plants. Now I'm getting weeds growing all through it. This takes away the beauty of having a garden. Is there something I can use to kill the weeds that wont hurt my plants?

Answer: Andrea,

There are products that will kill grassy weeds (they contain the ingredients Sethoxydim or Fluazifop) but not your broad leaf flowering plants. There are not products to kill existing broad leaf weeds but not harm broad leaf flowers.

One option is to use a general purpose product containing glyphosate (Roundup is one brand), and to just wipe it on the foliage of the weeds. There are special wiper applicators for such uses. Just take care to not get it on your flowers or it will kill them too.

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