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April 5th, 2013 - Using a Pre-Emerge in your Flower Beds

The weekend is shaping up to be a perfect one to finally get started on your spring garden. For many of us, that means cleaning up weeds, but how do you keep the weeds out of your garden during the spring and summer?

You can prevent it by simply applying pre-emerge to your flower beds. I know what you are thinking -- so many of us apply pre-emerge to our lawns, but we forget about our flower beds.

You can do this with great products on the market. Lots of different brands are available, but what kind you can get depends on what state you live in.

Make sure whenever you are looking for a pre-emerge that you read the directions very carefully. For example, some have a plant food mixed in with them, so you've got two great things in one. You are not only killing your weeds or keeping your weeds from germinating with a product like that, but you are also fertilizing your healthy landscape plants.

There are some also designed for veggie gardens, so they will not contaminate your soil or your
food.

Make sure you get into the areas that are usually the worst with weeds, and before you know it, your weeds will never be able to germinate.

You do, however, have to remember one thing. I don't want you to get mad at me, but if Zoysia or Bermuda is already rooted in your flower bed, a pre-emerge does not kill those existing weeds. That's why you would have to use something like Roundup.

March 29th, 2013 - Using a Pre-emerge - watch now

March 22nd, 2013 - Getting Your Bulbs to Bloom - watch now

March 15th, 2013 - Open your horizons - watch now

March 8th, 2013 - Freshen up a room - watch now

March 1st, 2013 - Picking out Art - learn more

February 22nd, 2013 - It's all about Symmetry and Balance - learn more

February 15th, 2013 - Buying new furniture - here are some tips

February 8th, 2013 - Impress with a grand entryway! Learn How

February 1st, 2013 - Utility Rooms are so handy - watch this

January 25th, 2013 - Decorating Children's Rooms - Learn some tricks

January 13th, 2013 - Backyard Makeover - watch this

January 4th, 2013 - Children's Crafts Rooms are worth their wait in gold - learn more

December 21st, 2012 - Perfect Poinsettias - check them out

December 14th, 2012 - A different kind of flower - watch this

December 7th, 2012 - Less Frilly Christmas Trees - check these out

November 30th, 2012 - Decorating the Mantle - Chris shows you how

November 23rd, 2012 - Decorate your kitchen - Christmas Kitchen

November 16th, 2012 - Shopping for decorations - let's go!

November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for your yard - very easy to do!

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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