phlox - Knowledgebase Question

Atlanta, GA (Zone 7B)
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Question by jmagical5
October 26, 2006
how much should i cut back phlox for winter? can i leave them. also how do i control weeds in them?

Answer from NGA
October 26, 2006

Sorry for the delayed reply. You can leave the phlox if you wish until late winter and then cut it back to about 4 inches in spring prior to the arrival of new growth. The best weed control is to keep them mulched well. Perennial weeds may need hand removal or application of a grass killer (for things like bermudagrass).

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