Don’t like weeds? Act now to prevent weeds from growing

I don’t like weeds, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way.  There’s a great way to stop weeds from growing, and spring is the perfect time to act.  The secret weapon: Preen.

I learned about Preen from a landscaper who swore by this product.  He said that he would put down fresh mulch, and then “Preen the heck out of it.”

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What is Preen?  It’s a product that feeds your plants and vegetables, and at the same time stops weeds from growing.  It comes in a large container and is sold at most garden centers.


  1. It’s best to apply in early spring, before any weeds sprout.  Otherwise, you’ll need to pick or spray any existing weeds before applying Preen.
  2. Preen needs to be watered in after it is applied.  Keep an eye on the weather, and try to apply Preen right before it rains.
  3. It’s easy to apply with a hand spreader.  Here’s the one I use:It’s the Scotts Hand-Held Spreader and it’s perfect for applying fertilizer, grass seed, granular products like Preen weed-and-feed, or even ice melt in the winter.

Before purchasing Preen, just be sure to read the entire label to confirm this product is right for you.  For example, if you have pets, you’ll need to make sure that the product is watered in.  Pets can return to the area once it has dried.

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