what will kill weeds without harming flowers?

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  • 1 week ago

    You can use a weed killer if you do not want to give much effort.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You got to do a "HAND JOB" and pull them yourself.  Weeds=Flowers and weed killers see them both as a weed.  After all Dandelion is a pretty yellow flower(but is a weed)

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  • 1 month ago

    I know this one... Your hands. Hehehehe

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  • 1 month ago

    Flowers are a symbol of beauty so it is better not to ruin us. This is why we want to clean the weeds without ruining the flowers, even if the flowers are ticky.

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  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    For the record, a weed is a plant you don't want where it's growing.  That is the only definition of a weed, it is strictly in the eye of the beholder - and relevant only to the person who owns the land where the plant is growing.  Everyone else may call it a weed, but it's only your opinion of plants on your land that matters.

    Sprays work but on a windy day can be uncontrollable.  There are wick applicators that will allow you to apply herbicides directly to plants with no risk of overspray; they're essentially strips of cloth saturated with the herbicide, and then you just mop it onto the plant you want to eliminate.

    But that's just one option.  If you don't want to waste your money or apply toxins to your land, there's always the grab-twist-pull approach.  Time consuming and labor intensive, but viscerally satisfying.  And they don't develop a resistance to it over generations.

    Another thing plants don't develop a resistance to: fire.  Fire will kill the plants you want gone and leave adjacent ones untouched, if you're careful with the weed torch.  And like hand pulling, no lingering toxins in the soil.  You can burn out the weeds today, plant in that soil tomorrow.  One downside however, roots can survive a burning and send up sprouts quickly, which can necessitate reburning a week or two later.

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  • 1 month ago

    Weeds (which are often flowers themselves) are just plants in the wrong place. Unfortunately the best way of getting rid of them is pulling them out. In an ideal world looking around your garden daily and finding them as soon as they start is the best way and by doing that you'll never spend a day weeding in your life 

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  • 1 month ago

    No chemical or liquids will do that. You have to physically remove the weeds, one at a a time. 

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  • 1 month ago

    You.  Hoe them and/or pull them. There's no magic chemical which will do this, you'll have to put some effort in.

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  • 1 month ago

    Two choices. Pull the weeds by hand or carefully apply a weed killer. 

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  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Pull the weeds and then place mulch around the flower beds.  It will inhibit future weed growth.

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