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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:40 AM
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20. You organic? If not, try pretreating with Preen. Otherwise...
...if you are organic like we are, try planting your flower seed after the ground is good and warm, and then covering the area with a thin layer of wheat straw to shade back the weeds and give the flowers a running start.

Another organic idea that works real good but takes planning: When your flowers are done, cover the area with a weighted tarp or black plastic and leave it that way all winter. Take the cover off a few days before you intend to plant flowers to warm the soil.

Do that a few seasons, you'll kill back most weeds.
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