Will Over The Top 2 Grass Killer Kill All The Weeds In My Flowerbed?

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I went to my local garden store looking for a weed killer for my flower beds and the sold me "Over the Top !!". They asked what kind of weed and at the time I didn't know, but when I talked to my husband later, he indicated broad leaf weed, a Russian something or rather. So, is this a good weed killer to use for these kinds of weeds? If this won't work or there's something better, please let me know. This stuff was expensive and if it doesn't kill these weeds I'm going to return it. Thank you so much.

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Answer #2 · Gardenality.com's Answer · I agree with John. In seasonal flowerbeds weed prevention is the way to go. I use a granular product made by Hi-Yield called Herbide Granules containing Treflan. Have used it for 30 years and it works great to kill most weeds in my flowerbeds and in other areas around shrubs and trees. It's listed for use in vegetable gardens but I never use any chemicals in mine. Avoid using combination products that contain both weed preventer and fertilizer. These combo products are gimmick products that don't take into consideration that specific plants may have specific fertilizer needs. I usually sprinkle the granules over the flowerbed right after planting a flowerbed and then soak it in good.


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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Melinda-Fertilome Over-The-Top ll will not kill broadleaf weeds. This weed killer will only control annual and perennial grass weeds. Spraying your garden with a broadleaf weed killer will kill your flowers also. The best way to control or kill weeds such as you have is to use a weed preventer at the time you plant your garden. Now that your garden is grown the best way but sometimes time consuming is to pull these weeds by hand. You can also spot treat these weeds individually but I would not recommend this as any spray at all that comes in contact with your flowers will kill them also. I noted below a link to an article in gardenality that will help you with weed problems in your garden. Just click on the link to go directly to the article.


If you would like you can upload an upclose picture of the weed you are trying to kill. This may help to identify the weed and a treatment for this specific weed. What city and state do you live in? This information may also help to identify the weed you have.


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Melinda Marsh

Melinda Marsh · Gardenality Seedling · Zone 6A · -10° to -5° F
I live in Amarillo, Texas. I have started pulling weeds by hand since planting season is changing. Can I use a weed preventer in the flower beds after the flowers are planted?

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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Most weed preventers can be used in your landscape beds and flower gardens year round. Remember though they will not kill existing weeds. They will only prevent new weeds from sprouting which hopefully will help you somewhat now. Always read the label on the product you are using making sure you are only using the product around listed flowers, vegetables, ground covers, shrubs, and trees.

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