Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent weeds? I don’t want to spray herbicide because I'm worried it will get on the new growth of the plants.
A: There are several products that help prevent weeds on the market right now. These work differently from herbicides since they do not directly attack living plants; rather they create a barrier to prevent germination of seeds.
Most are safe to apply around and even on established plants without harming them. They are usually granular and need to be spread with a rotary spreader. We will not recommend any by name but a quick search online will help you find several brands at local stores. As always, read and follow all the directions and wear the proper protective gear before applying the product used.