Worry Weeds... - Knowledgebase Question

Hoston, Te
Question by jazznwine
April 26, 2010
I have a flower bed (3 1/2 ft X 13 ft) facing north (part Sun/Shade)at the front door, we have spread at lease 10 lg bags of Pine Mulch Bark, but still have 3 leave clove weeds that keep comming back, HELP !!

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2010


Clover spreads by both seeds and roots so you'll want to pull up and destroy the plants you see. The pine mulch should block sunlight and keep the seeds from germinating. If you can't control the clover by hand pulling, you may have to resort to a weed killer. Glyphosate (Roundup, Eraser Systemic Weed & Grass Killer, Quick Kill Grass & Weed Killer, Bonide Kleenup Grass & Weed Killer, Hi-Yield Super Concentrate Kill-zall Weed & Grass, and Green Light Com-Pleet 41% Systemic Grass & Weed Killer) can be used for spot treatments around ornamental plants. Glyphosate (Round Up) is a non-selective herbicide that should be used with caution. Do not allow glyphosate spray mist to contact ornamental foliage or bark, or severe injury will occur. A cardboard shield may be used to prevent glyphosate spray from drifting to nearby ornamentals. Whichever product you use, read and apply according to label directions. Good luck with your eradication project!

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