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What is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of my weeds around my rose garden?


14 Responses to “What is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of my weeds around my rose garden?”

  1. fetus4life on May 22nd, 2010 9:02 pm

    flamethrowers do the trick

  2. TrippinTerror on May 22nd, 2010 9:54 pm


  3. w.lee95 on May 22nd, 2010 10:48 pm

    Get a weed wacker

  4. earthly_light on May 22nd, 2010 10:53 pm

    Pull them out

  5. bmisericorde on May 22nd, 2010 11:37 pm

    salt. lots and lots of salt

  6. manningjames34 on May 22nd, 2010 11:41 pm

    fire!!! end of story!

  7. Team Edward on May 23rd, 2010 12:24 am

    Soak the soil and pull them out wearing gloves, or hire someone to do it for u. Don’t use chemicals it can kill the rose bushes.

  8. w_merc on May 23rd, 2010 12:41 am

    Even better than bleach or salt. Bleach AND salt. (This should also stop them from growing back)

  9. mac_fixit on May 23rd, 2010 1:32 am

    By hand with a garden fork then cover the garden with a good 4 inches of shredded mulch to prevent them from comming back.

    Get shredded mulch rather than decorative bark.

  10. Amy K on May 23rd, 2010 2:06 am

    I found these individual posts at gardenweb.com, and they suggest the following. Good luck with your garden!!

    I bought “Quick Kill” My local farm and garden center told me thats what the farmers use because its cheaper than round up and it was. I got 3 times the amound for alot less $. Worked great!

    I went to the local nursery and asked them. They told me to try Preen. Rake away the mulch. Make sure all the weeds are pulled. Then put down the preen. After that carefully put back the mulch (lightly) and that might work. I’ve also read that nothing gets rid of that thistle except pulling. :(
    I’m trying Preen and hoping for the best. As far as newspapers go, I don’t have enough. Also when it disintegrates into the ground, like rodeo said, the weeds come back just as strong. Hopefully Preen will do it. Don’t have $ for a Pro.

    I’ve been doing the newspaper thing for years and it DOES work…and I AM a pro. Maybe you aren’t using enough newspaper? Nothing is forever. Of course the weeds will eventually come back and some weeds are tougher than others. I don’t let the weeds go to seed but no matter what you do….the weeds WILL come back eventually. Unless you want to poison your garden with herbicides, or aspahalt it. But that’s up to you. (and the weeds will still come back) I have several perennial beds, a grape arbor, an orchard and a very large veggie garden. It’s hard work to keep ahead of the weeds, no question about it. I repeat, If you don’t have the newspaper you can get them from your community recycle station….or friends. And it works much better than mulching WITHOUT newspaper.

    Get some newspaper…or even cardboard. I like newspaper better. Soak the paper in water so it doesn’t blow away and layer it on the ground 10-12 sheets thick. Overlap it. THEN mulch over it with around 3″ of bark mulch. Rain will penetrate the paper but weeds won’t.

    If you don’t have newspaper you can get it from your community recycle station….or friends.

    Another vote for newspapers, carboard, Preen and/or corn gluten. When we moved to this present property two years ago, the flower beds were overgrown with weeds & grasses. It took forever, but eventually I got them weeded by hand. Then I sprinkled a heavy dose of Preen, followed by thick layers of either newspapers or paper grocery bags. After that, I topped everything off with a thick layer of mulch. Of course, I have to keep vigilent because those pesky weeds do pop up from time to time. But pulling them out is so much easier now and I’ve never had a full blown infestation.

  11. Jo W on May 23rd, 2010 2:07 am

    The safest solution I have ever found, and will not damage the rose plants, is Tip No. 8 on the page below. No messing and it really is safe.

  12. Maryyx on May 23rd, 2010 2:19 am

    Ah! Now that’s a good question! About two years ago I began planting lots of rose bushes around my corner lot. I now have over 100 bushes; and weeds are the biggest problem! I am working towards having a simple groundcover to eliminate having to deal with them. One of the best ideas I’ve come up with sofar is a groundcover type of morning glory. It hugs the ground, which is exactly what I’m after. The only problem is that it is growing slowly. I’ve found one other plant that is working well but cannot for the life of me remember it’s name right now. Most of the suggestions I’ve gotten from nurseries have not worked well, because the plants get too large. I’m considering just using Dutch clover!

  13. Carmen M on May 23rd, 2010 2:29 am

    Every spring my sis lays a nice layer of mulch around the garden ground, works great and looks nice too. Home Depot has the 20 lb. bags for around $5-$6. They come in different colors too. Try.

  14. Charli on May 23rd, 2010 2:53 am

    You need some weed cloth (found in local nusery or garden store. Put the cloth around the excisting plants and the weeds will die out and will control any new weeds

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