Weeds Growing In Between Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, NY
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Question by REDO2
April 20, 2000
I planted bulbs and they are doing good. How can I kill the weeds that start to grow in between them without killing the flowers. Do you know what I can use to just kill the weeds and not the flowers?

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2000
You may be able to control them using a herbicide containing glyphosate and applying it with the wipe-on method rather than by spraying. This is important because it is nonselective, meaning it will kill the desirable plants as well as the weeds it contacts. You could also try pulling them or cutting them off and smothering them under a layer of several sheets of dampened newspaper covered with several inches of organic mulch. This should also keep new weeds from sprouting.

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