Recently, I shared some pics of an area around my mailbox that’s badly in need of some attention. This area used to have liriope planted here until I had the whole front yard sodded last summer. All the liriope was dug up at that time to reshape the bed. I never got around to planting anything back and with spring here, I’m itching to make it pretty for summer.
While this space has been empty, the weeds have started moving in. They’ve been cut down several times with a weed wacker, but they always come back.
Each time they come back, they are bigger than before, spreading out further and further. I’ve tried pulling some of them out but they always break off at the ground, leaving the roots. I needed a better plan.
I was offered the opportunity to try a Spectracide product recently and the timing was perfect for my weedy flower bed. The product I used was Spectracide’s Weed and Grass Killer. It came with the spray nozzle built right in. I loved that I didn’t have to do any measuring or mixing, it was ready to go as soon as I attached the nozzle.
One of the things I really liked about this particular weed killer that I’ve never seen on any other weed killers I’ve purchased in the past is that it’s rainfast in just 15 minutes. Have you ever sprayed weed killer, only to have it rain the same day undoing all your work? Frustrating, isn’t it? I was relieved to read how fast it works, knowing I wouldn’t have to reapply it again if a rain shower popped up later in the day.
The results were excellent as you can see in this picture taken a few days ago.
Not a weed in sight!
I’m very pleased with the results the Spectracide Weed and Grass killer produced. The bed is weed free now and ready for spring planting.
I wish I had thought to take a photo when my Dianthus were in bloom, they were beautiful this year! The Stella d’ Oro daylilies are just starting to bloom on this side. I will definitely use them as I make my plans for this bed. I may move them to a different spot in the bed, not sure just yet.
With the weeds all gone, it’s now time for the fun part…the planning and planting! Remember this inspiration picture from my previous post? I’ll have it in mind as I shop for flowers for this bed.
Any suggestions on what would be great in this area? I’ll be looking for some sun-loving perennials and sun loving annuals.
I can’t wait to share the “After” pictures! It won’t be long because I’ll be shopping for the flowers this week!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Spectracide. The opinions and text are all mine.