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Preen 4.25 lb. Southern Weed Preventer Bottle


4.25 lb. Southern Weed Preventer Bottle

  • Formulated for southern weeds and warm climates
  • Prevents weeds from growing for up to four months
  • Best for flower beds, ground covers, trees and shrubs
$15.97 /each

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Product Overview

It's never too early or late for tough weed defense all season long! The Preen Southern Garden Weed Preventer is formulated specifically for tough southern weeds and warm climates. It inhibits most weeds from germinating for up to four months in flower beds and around ground covers, trees and shrubs. The effective formula prevents new weeds from sprouting, eliminating the need for difficult and time-consuming hand weeding down the line.

  • Apply ready-to-use, non-concentrated granules to selected area and water
  • Stops weeds before they start
  • Not for use on vegetable gardens or lawns
  • For use in southern climate regions with longer warm seasons than the north; especially plant hardiness zones 7-10
  • Safe for use around established plants at least 3 in. high
  • For outdoor use
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Customer Questions & Answers

Will it work on creaping charlie. clover, and dandilions

Asked by: Weedsaplenty
Answered by: CocoaBeachGal
Date published: 2016-06-15

how do i apply around if i already have mulch down can i sprinkle on mulch?

Asked by: 19sea21horse
Yes, I would go heavier on the mulch, but certainly, I do and it does a wonderful job!
Answered by: CocoaBeachGal
Date published: 2016-06-15

Will this product kill the plants in my beds along with the weeds?

Asked by: james
James, I have not had any problem w/any die-off of other plants. To be fair, my Holly bushes are 5 years in the ground and pretty darn healthy. That is all I have in my beds where I treated that could be impacted. Hope that helps.
Answered by: RickyG
Date published: 2017-02-14

I have Chinese fringe shrubs and just finished pulling up all the clover in the beds that also have cypress mulch.

Is preen safe to use as I didn't see the shrub listed on the container.
Asked by: Wondering
I would guess yes. Don't know for sure, but so far it hasn't harmed anything I have.
Answered by: CocoaBeachGal
Date published: 2016-06-15
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Customer Reviews

4.25 lb. Southern Weed Preventer Bottle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good! I turned over about 1000 square feet of flower beds that were overgrown w/weeds ... So far, so good! I turned over about 1000 square feet of flower beds that were overgrown w/weeds (Houston, TX area). What that means is that I used up all the product in one pass. I treated the soil the day after turning. Because I had just tilled I expected all those live weeds to begin propagating almost immediately. That did not happen and after 3 weeks or so my dirt was still clean. (BTW, I did this in Winter knowing that I would not plant until Spring.) It's now about 6 weeks out and the dirt is still clean. I'm very pleased. My only concern, which, based on formulation, Preen says I do not have to worry about, is when I plant Asian Ivy and Dwarf Pittosporum in a couple of months, that they are not somehow impacted by this treatment. I'll follow up here at some point after planting. At this time I give Preen Weed Preventer 5 stars and recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep the Weeds Out Easy to use disperser integrated in the lid. Did not use at the beginning of the season and I regretted it. It may not prevent every weed from poking up, but it definitely prevents most of them. Saves hours in weeding.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helps prevent weeds but doesn't eliminate the problem. ... Helps prevent weeds but doesn't eliminate the problem.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The plants are always greener on the Preener side My aging body is so grateful for Preen. A quick application prevents hours of back-breaking, knee aching weeding as I found out a few years ago. Preen was introduced to me by my Sister-in-Law and I've been a fan ever since. I am thrilled to see that Preen has tailored their weed preventer to the different regions in the US. I lay down the first application in early spring, another at the start of summer and the final application goes on in early fall. I would estimate that my weeding time has been reduced by 75%; in my opinion, Preen is worth every cent. Aside from Preen working incredibly well, the application of Preen takes just minutes thanks to the built in applicator spout (no spreaders needed). I've included a photo of the innovative spout so you can see it in action. Once the spout is open and the Preen starts flowing, simple move the bottle back and forth, applying a generous coat (about 10-12 granules per size of a US Quarter). Try to avoid applying to plant roots or it could damage or kill the plants you are trying to protect. Water in the Preen directly after the application. That is it! I will caution you that Preen creates a protective top layer in the soil which prevents seeds from growing into weeds for up to three months. Unfortunately, Preen will mistake your plant seeds for weed seeds so do not apply to seeded gardens until your plants become established. Because Preen creates a protective top layer in your soil, disturbing the Preened soil may allow weeds to grow in the disturbed area. Note, there are a few vegetable seeds that will grow in Preened soil so if in doubt, refer to the directions or Preen's website before you apply this product. Preen will not kill existing weeds, you must remove the existing weeds, then Preen for a weed-free experience. I highly recommend Preen and will continue to use this product for years down the road.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Stuff I purchased Preen to keep grass from spreading to my gardens. Many Southern yards are St. Augustine which sends out runners that get thru, over and under every border I've tried. Must remove grass and weeds first, then applied as directed; have not had to pull grass or weeds again. I turned the soil a bit, applied Preen, then a layer of newspaper and mulch, weed free so far. I did reapply per directions just to keep up the weed-free zone. Loving it, so much easier to sprinkle and water in than pulling grass and weeds!
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps Prevent Weeds I buy Preen in the 16 pound container for my 1/2 acre property. I use these small containers to apply it. I add organic plant food to the areas that are 'filled in' and have a separate container for the hillsides where I have bushes spaced apart. Those areas, I Preen everything and feed the plants separately. My experience is Preen helps reduce weeds but does not eliminate them. You must weed the area first, this will not kill existing weeds, only help prevent new ones. Effective for about 3 months.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific!!!! This is worth every penny! It does not take away any weeds that you have already, put if you hand pick those and get rid of them, then sprinkle this all around there will be no weeds for months! AWESOME!!!!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Preen Southern This product works really well. I have rock landscape in the front yard and around the perimeter in back. I shake this around and water it in and the time I spend pulling/spraying weeds is minimal.
Date published: 2016-05-11
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