Monday, June 3, 2013

AMDRO PowerFlex Pest & Weed System {Review & $50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!}

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Post and giveaway sponsored by AMDRO, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

There are many nuisances in our lives that we just have to learn to live with. Mosquitoes buzzing at the picnic. Dust settling the day after you've cleaned. Taxes.

On the other hand, some annoyances can be effectively eliminated, assuming that we turn to the right method or product. We don't have to get soaked standing in the rain as long as we have a working umbrella. We don't have to suffer through allergy symptoms if we use the right antihistamine.

And we don't have to live with weeds and bugs (indoors and out) if we reach for the innovative, easy-to-use AMDRO PowerFlex Pest & Weed System.


The AMDRO PowerFlex Pest & Weed System moves pest and weed control into the 21st century of technology by creating one innovative solution that fits all of consumers' control needs. The battery-powered sprayer features four specialty formulated cartridges that eliminate a wide range of pests – from ants and cockroaches to dandelion and many other hard-to-control weeds.

Could this really get much easier? The all-in-one system simplifies indoor and outdoor pest and weed control by helping consumers eliminate unwanted pests in three easy steps:
  1. Fill the reusable one gallon tank with clean water.
  2. Twist in one of four patent-pending cartridges.
  3. Spray to treat target pests; quickly switch between projects by removing the cartridge, flushing the applicator for ten seconds with water from the tank and twisting in a new cartridge.

With four different cartridges available for the AMDRO PowerFlex — Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate; Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate; Yard & Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate; and Home Pest Indoor Killer Concentrate — I had no doubt that I would be able to put this revolutionary all-in-one system to use.

AMDRO PowerFlex review

Looking over the AMDRO PowerFlex and assortment of concentrated cartridges, I immediately knew which one I was going to try first: the Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate.

AMDRO Weed and Grass Killer Concentrate

While I may be disorganized and a bit of a mess in other areas of my life, I take pride in being in charge of the appearance of our lawn. You know those neighbors that you might think are a bit obsessive about mowing perfectly straight lines?

mowed lawn

Yep, I'm that crazy neighbor.

There's just something so satisfying about having a plush green lawn that the idea of it being spoiled by weeds irritates me like nothing else. Therefore, it's not much of an exaggeration to say that when there are random patches of weeds growing up in our rocks or coming through mulch, it is pretty much the bane of my existence.

weeds

Yuck, yuck and yuck (especially those horribly annoying prickly ones).

While my husband has tried a variety of things in the past, weeds always seem to continue to grow back. Could the AMDRO PowerFlex be the answer that we've been looking for? It was time to find out.

After filling the AMDRO PowerFlex with water and twisting the cartridge into place, it was time to get spraying!

killing weeds

Here is a short how-to showing just how quick and easy it was to put the AMDRO PowerFlex and the Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate to work!


It really couldn't have been much easier and I love the way that the AMDRO PowerFlex provides all of the muscle and does all of the work for me. Simply point, shoot and spray!

I'll post an updated photo soon showing the condition of our weed patches and hopefully they will look much, much better. Not to mention that I'm going to be looking around my house to find out what other pests that I can eliminate thanks to this great device!

Created to simplify indoor and outdoor pest and weed control unlike any other product on the market, AMDRO PowerFlex products range from $11.99 to $14.99 and are available at The Home Depot, Walmart and select regional retailers.

You can find out much more and see if the AMDRO PowerFlex is right for you by visiting their website and connecting with AMDRO on Facebook and Twitter. Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will be prepared to head to the store to pick up this high quality pest control product as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $50 AMEX gift card from AMDRO!

AMEX gift card


Central Garden & Pet partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about their AMDRO products. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the products. Central Garden & Pet believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Central Garden & Pet’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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Courtnie Miller said...

Pull weeds often, and use weedkiller.

Austin Baroudi said...

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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

My brother does our yard work but we do pull weeds out of the flower beds on a regular basis.

Joe Lalonde said...

I'm horrible at weed control. I try to use a spray to kill them but it doesn't always work.

Mami2jcn said...
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Mami2jcn said...

Get the kids to help out pulling weeds. They think it's fun and you get a lot more done with their help.

Sarah VM said...

We use weedkiller frequently. We also put down mulch and that helps keep the weeds down.

Kayla said...

We don't have any flower beds so we don't have any weeds to worry about, except for the ones that grow around the edge of our house and porch. We just use a weed eater to chop those down :).

Karen Glatt said...

I can not use weed killer outside becasue my dogs can get sick. I use a weed wacker and I pull the weeds. On the inside of the house, I put up sticky tapes to get the flies and bugs if the come in,or I use a good old fashioned fly swatter.

Christy McMahon said...

Ducks! Our ducks forage in the back yard by munching on weeds!!

Sandy VanHoey said...

My tips aren't too good. My daughter just tried doing ours and killed a lot of the lawn, or maybe the lawn was all weeds

Candice said...

Use weed killers, and use weed and feed on the lawn a couple times a year.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I pull weeds, clear debris and do not leave any standing water around.

Stephanie Phelps said...

My best tip on weeds would be to get out there every week and pull them little buggers !

Kim said...

I have a small garden and lots of pets so i really pull everything by hand. This would be amazing out by the mailbox and such though!

Kelly R. said...

Use a weedkiller as soon as you see them pop up.

Janet W. said...

I use a weed and feed a few times a year on our lawn. That seems to help.

Amanda Gilds said...

Every time I go outside, I pull a weed. So I get about 10 a day.

Nancy said...

Treat them when they are small!

Nancy
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mommy2luke2008 said...

Pull weeds, and then pull weeds some more! I need some tips myself!

Lois said...

Hi! :) Just pull and spray. :)

Lois

618mom said...

I spray lemon juice on my weeds.

Wanda McHenry said...

We weed and feed plus spray the yard for bugs. We also get the yard sprayed professionally twice per year.

Lisa Brown said...

For weeds, ground cover, and for pests, natural substances like orange oil.

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bdiane34 said...

It is important to use a weedkiller and to trim the weeds as you see them, Do not let them get out of hand!!

dlhaley said...

My best tip to control pests inside my home is to hire an organic exterminator.

Marti Parks said...

I pull weeds almost constantly. I hate it, but it is the best way to get rid of them.

jbmthill said...

Before I put fresh mulch down in the spring, I sprinkle preen where I do not want things to spread or grow!

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Lynda Del. said...

Whenever I spot a weed, I just pluck it out!
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Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

We use vinegar for the weeds in between the cracks in the concrete.

BrunoDogg2 said...

My lawn is full of weeds, so I don't have any good tip for getting rid of them! Sometimes my kids will pull them! I need help with them:)

Klydra Pugh said...

Vinegar and dish soap and water.
Thanks for the chance.

Paula V said...

Sadly my best tip is to pull weeds often and also spray killer for those that I don't get the roots. I kind of do it at the same time...pull and spray. I so dislike this choir.

Sherry Butcher said...

get them early. don't let the seeds spread.

Lauren U said...

Best way to avoid weeds? Don't have a lawn! I live in an apartment and never have to worry about weeds.

JC said...

My tip for weed control is to pull or hoe them before they go to seed

Amy said...

My best tip for weed control is get rid of them whenever seeing it....including the root. I know it's not an easy task. I can't wait to try this Amdro PowerFlex. Seems so easy to use. :) I always love your recommendations.

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Nicole Rogers said...

pull them! Or a spray made of a natural, biodegradable dish soap and water.

steve weber said...

make sure you put the weed killer on before it rains.

bettycd said...

we have deer coming thru that feed in the wet lands nearby. Their droppings sometimes include the seeds of some very invasive weeds. Watch the grass for growth of anything new and different. I've pulled some weird stuff to carry into the local lawn and garden center to ask ... what is this and what will take care of it. Most is normal, but my neighbor took in some kind of a creeping vine that he was seriously recommended to just dig that area out and reseed.

MANDY83 said...

my best tip is to remove weeds weekly

Amy Honious said...

i use white vinegar to kill the thistles in my yard. works every time! thanks for the awesome giveaway-the house next door has been vacant for 3 years and their weeds are migrating to my yard-yikes!

CindyWindy2003 said...

put a layer of wet newspaper on before putting mulch on. carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

wigget said...

we hired a pest control service

apple blossom said...

pepper around a bush the bunny loves

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your best pest and weed control tip(s).

scream and jump on a chair..ok ok..kill them before the set in

Michelle Koerner said...

Try kepping foilage, plants, and shrubbery off the side of your house!

kellyr78 said...

I keep the pests and weeds away by putting down the weed mats and by fencing the garden sometimes by putting rocks and mulch down.
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Andrea D said...

I am lazy I hire a pest place

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bayctygrl said...

stay on top of pulling them they get out of control fast

Gina Wildorchid said...

My tip is to be proactive with weeds and treat your grounds before they start cropping up.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Michelle said...

We use mulch to help prevent weeds. Thanks for the chance to win!
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stefanie gladden said...

we use a weed killer to help out with our weed problems!

Thomas Murphy said...

pull weeds every week and spray weed killer.

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Sandy Beeman said...

I pull weeds out including the roots with my bare hands!

sohamolina said...

we use weedkiller from garden center.

Kelly Urban said...

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Chris Taube said...

I pull a few weeks in my garden a day, which keeps them at bay..

Lori Taube
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peg42 said...

One of my best pest tips is in early spring we spray around the whole foundation of our home to ward off insects.
Thanks so much.
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Katie said...

pull weeds early so they don't seed and spread even further in your yard or garden

ellen b said...

weed regularly

janetfaye said...

I spray with a weed killer.

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sparkedcat said...

I use weed and feed on my lawn early in the spring.

Anne said...

I actually like weeds and bugs. Those "annoying prickly ones" you hate look like thistle, which Goldfinches use in summer for nest-building as well as seed-eating, and which Painted Lady butterflies use exclusively for egg-laying. And Monarch butterflies use only milkweed.

For me, it's a question of being selective about which "weeds" I pull.

DEBIJOT said...

We use a weed killer and pluck them also.

dawn keenan said...

Put vaseline in carpenter bee holes. They'll go in but can't get out.

Shelly H. said...

Well, we keep some moth balls near the wooded area on our property to ward of snakes and the past 2 summers, we haven't seen any, so it must be working.

Next, we had a groundhog problem so I purchased some coyote urine (yes gross) and sprayed that around the perimeter of the yard and guess what? We have only seen one so far this season! Yay

Barbara Montag said...

Marigolds in your garden will keep some pesty insects away.
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Colleen M said...

After you pull the weeds be sure to put down a mulch to prevent them from coming back.

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scottsgal said...

use organic or a product safe for animals and pets

Bethany C. said...

I don't really have any; that's probably why we have weeds.

dannili said...

i always pull dandelions from my strawberry patch

Nancy R said...

Keeping pests in check in S. FL is a challenge but one big tip is to get rid of any standing water. I keep weeds in check in my garden by laying down plastic sheeting!

Leslie Galloway said...

If you get fruit flies in your garbage disposal, just pour some bleach down the drain and it will kill them.

Courtney B said...

keep your yard tidy and free of clutter

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Nicole Henke said...

vinegar!

StephanieC said...

use a root puller upper tool instead of chemicals! scg00387 at yahoo dot com steff

Michele P. said...

be vigilant and at the first sign of weeds sprouting up, take care of them with weedkiller or pull them up by hand.

greenhome said...

tend them often and use weed killer

slehan said...

My best tip: live in a townhouse like I do and other people will do it for you.
Thanks for the contest.

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Dave said...

we just have to get out and pull the weeds often, or they spread, like weeds :)

Tamar said...

LEave it to the professionals :)

billwinsbig said...

hire someone to pull weeds

SueZH said...

If I can keep mulch in the beds the weeds are easier ro handle.

Chaotic Karma said...

Pull weeds often!

Kia89 said...

We use a weedkiller.

Rebecca Shockley said...

Organic materials like straw and leaves are the best mulch for your vegetable garden.
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Jennifer Haile said...

Pull weeds and use weedkiller when necessary.

lilpinksocks said...

Mulch works wonders.

Renee Walters said...

I have an outdoor turtle that loves to eat the weeds. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Mysharona said...

we use weed killer.

Karen said...

Treat in the fall before winter...it will make spring clean up so much easier :)

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VP22 said...

If you can have someone else take care of the problem, then let them.

jenspurg said...

Pull weeds regularly so they don't overrun everything.
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nickieisis3 said...

Pull weeds often, and use weedkiller.

debbie said...

I like to pull weeds after it rains, it is much easier to get them then.

avongifts said...

I make sure I spray for weeds at the beginning of the year.

Alison M.

Kathy said...

We have fire ants here, self treatment wasn't working so we have the exterminator come out once a year and treat. It lasts all summer. A little pricey but so worth it.

clc408 said...

My tip is to use a weed preventor early in the season. I hand pull everything except poison ivy, which I spray like the dickens!

kes may said...

Vinegar & Dish Detergent works well for me to kill weeds! Thank you :-)

Growl Tiger said...

We use lemon juice as a natural weed killer

MaryAnn said...

We have an ant problem. The only thing that works for us is making sure we spray around the outside of our house each fall and spring.

tat2gurlzrock said...

We try to catch it early in the spring before it gets out of hand

sheila ressel said...

I use weed barrier cloth and lots of mulch but when I do get weeds I pull them by hand.

Liz said...

We are terrible about weeds, so any help would be appreciated!

Deb said...

Quite honestly- the BEST thing for weeds is to cultivate a LOT in the spring, then mulch heavily. Insects- I attempt to pick off pests, but when they are out of control, I choose the safest spray and am VERY selective about using it, to avoid harming the bees and good bugs.

Sharon Kaminski said...

best to get the weeds before they seed

April said...

kids love to help, we do a bucket of weeds is an extra $1!


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Danielle PB said...

Start early and keep up with the weeds so you don't get overwhelmed.

Julie said...

start early in the season and make sure u get the root!

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Passport To Frugal said...

I use hot vinegar in the seams of my drive to prevent weed growth.

sparklingjul said...

For pests, we seem to get huge spiders along our property, so we spray the sides of the house (outdoors, of course!) with OrthoMax. That seems to help keep them away. For weeds in the garden, heard that vinegar helps deter them.

Erin Wright said...

I am horrible at keeping up with weeds and just do it the old fashioned way: pull them.

Dianne McVetty said...

I pull out weeds in the spring and try to keep it under control through out the summer. If it gets too bad I will use a spray to kill the weeds but have to be careful around our pets. Thanks!

Allison Downes said...

be consistent on pulling weeds out, and find a good weed killer that you like.

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Take care of it early asap. If you put it off it creates more damage and is harder to handle!
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Robert said...

Healthy grass works the best. That and pine straw in the flower beds.

Helga said...

My chickens -natural pest control!

Renea Greathouse said...

Weeds often kill so many plants and flowers that this year we are trying to have a container garden until I can fix 3 years of damaged beds, that were left un-tended.

Allison said...

be proactive!

Lucy said...

Actually, my best pest control tip is...Amdro! We use it every summer when we are overrun with both fire ants and black ants.

Some Lucky Dog said...

Know what weeds are in your garden and use the right product for that/those weeds.

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skater425 said...

I am horrible at weed control. Best tip would be lots and lots of mulch.

Rita M said...

Treat for pests & weeds EARLY - don't wait until they get out of hand and it's a lot of work to get rid of them!

llinda29 said...

we mulch alot

jzagarjr said...

Spray near the doors to prevent bugs from coming in.

Tiffany Weikel said...

we just go out and pull weeds a lot

abfantom said...

I put newspaper on the ground between the plants in our garden to keep the weeds at a minimum.

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kroch said...

My best weed control tip is to cover bare soil with mulch to prevent weeds from growing.

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Meggiedarlin said...

Catch them before they overtake the lawn.

emeraldmaz said...

We can't grow grass except in flower beds... but for pest control keep the weeds cut back from the house and keep the grass short.

Teresa said...

We burn our weeds in the garden.

Colleen Boudreau said...

Pull them as soon as you see them.

Debra said...

i pull them up by the roots

angela richards said...

Dishwashing liquid

Crazylicious85 said...

We weed eat when mowing and pull weeds too.

Di said...

Get 'em before they spread!
Bugs don't like Bay leaves.

L.C Tallant said...

pull them off

Maria Iemma said...

Last year we pulled them out and then put down mulch. It worked pretty well so we are doing it again this spring

Sheila Hickmon said...

To have the kiddos help pull weeds out, and a great weedkiller helps too!

Chantel said...

Unfortunately, a weedkiller spray is the only way we can remotely keep the weeds in check here! Of course, in the garden, we use a good old fashioned hoe and our hands to keep them at bay. :)

ColleenMarie82 said...

I have used vinegar and boiling water before. Or I just pull them.

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Denise said...

I'm the wrong person to ask since the weeds won our lawn wars. Just take up the lawn in the places the weeds love the most, and put down lots of mulch.

Treesa said...

I pull them all! Not the best tip but it works!

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McKim said...

My best tip is to stay on it. Don't let it get out of hand. It's easier to do a little as needed than to clean up a big mess.

Alyssa said...

Pull all those bad boys! :)

Kate Fuller said...

I have my yard sprayed.

TarynPasco916 said...

There is a vinegar mixture I read about and I used it once and it killed all of the weeds I was trying to! I loved it because it was natural and safe but it got the job done!

Sandra Davis said...

i use week killer as often as i need. and also spray the yard for bugs.

Pat said...

I believe in treating early and often

Jennifer said...

Living in South Florida where nothing stops growing EVER. I use weed killer often and still pull when necessary. Would love to try

Selinda said...

We do a big weed pull at the beginning of the season and then try to maintain!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

amber said...

my best pest tip is little dishes of beer to attract and get rid of slugs

Jammie Morey said...

best weed tip, is let the husband pull them! But when and if ya have to, pull them early in the morning.

Lkay107 said...

I have no tips, my dad takes care of everything!

danizilla said...

I just try to prevent bugs by keeping an eye on my produce, making sure it doesn't get old and attract fruit flies. Same with my compost since I keep a small compost bucket in my kitchen.

morgannia said...

pull the weeds out entirely & don't let them spread

sksweeps said...

plant lots more flowers to crowd out the weeds and mulch

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kyl neusch said...

spray them to kill um

tylerkilledlove said...

Find the best weedkiller you can!!


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Kimberly M. said...

Bayer All In One Weed Killer For Lawns and Crabgrass for Weeds. For pest in the sandbox we use cinnamon, we use Off clips or Off spray for mosquitos, ants, spiders, etc. we use the appropriate spray (preferrable the closest to natural.

Jessica Schank Snow said...

I usually either pull them or put weed killer down. I've never tried this one though.

Thanks for the giveaway! =)
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Crystal said...

I haven't had a garden in ages, so I'm not really sure! My apartment has lovely landscaping guys that wake me up much too early every Tuesday morning.
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Jill H said...

Plant marigolds next to tomato plants to help keep bugs away.

Gala said...

As for insects nothing works better here as Terminix

Lloyd Family said...

i really stink at weed control (i usually just pull them) and i am in desperate need of some tips. thanks for this review will for sure be checking out the powerflex product

tina reynolds said...

I am doing so so with weeding I just pull them out

Nichol Tone said...

We use weed and feed and spray the perimeter of our house

Mijal Photography said...

Spray a couple times every year to stay on top of it.

Adrianne B said...

I use Diazonon around the perimeter of the house

rondadoug said...

JUST KEEP THEM PULLED

Victoria Nyquist said...

We have just pulled the weeds out when we see them so far but I am sure at some point we might have to use some weed killer!

CherylS22 said...

My best tip is to keep up with getting rid of weeds. Weeds grow very quickly & if you leave them even for a few day they really multiply.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Nikki Strong said...

We have weeds that come up in the cracks of the sidewalk and driveway. I pour salt in the cracks and along the edge of the driveway to kill the weeds.

Victoria R. said...

I make sure to stay on top of my weeding - then it stays maagable!

Jennifer T. said...

Pull weeds when the ground is a little moist. I also know that bugs don't like geraniums and marigolds so they're good to plant near your veggies.
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steve stone said...

we pull most of ours lasts longer
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Tabathia said...

We pull weeds and after that use garden friendly (organic) weed killer

jcwega27 said...
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jcwega27 said...

Pull the weeds and spray
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Sara said...

Make sure to keep up with the weeding!

Pinky Sade said...

pull out weeds when you see them

Teresa Young said...

Peppermint repels mice - but I do like to use stronger pest control to be sure our property isn't damaged.

Susan C said...

Use weed killer and a dandelion digger!

Ashley T. said...

Pull weeds often and use a good weed killer

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway…for weeds in the vegetable / flower garden your best bet is a good inch of organic mulch.

If any weeds pop up in the vegetable garden you can safely use household vinegar in a spray bottle to target the offending plant...just don't spray your vegetable plants accidently !

Maryea said...

We use bark dust which helps a little. We also pull them frequently and the ones that are hard to pull or are very small get zapped now and then with weed killer. For pests we spray around the house foundation and inside along the baseboards (preventative) and anywhere we see them outside. We don't usually have a problem.

frugalistamommy said...

I usually buy whatever weed killer is on sale, and that I have a coupon for- then I plant a bunch of marigolds in between the rows of flowers/plants and veggies.....

Brit Christianson said...

My best tip is to let your husband deal w/ it.

Melissa said...

Hiring a lawn service company every few years makes a huge difference.

flairshare said...

For weed control: use 20% vinegar (not regular vinegar!)

brich2222 said...

pull up weeds next day after a rain when soil is damp and moist

PAIGE said...

Spray for pests all around the house and indoors too.
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Birdson said...

Vinegar kills ants & weeds Birdie Skolfield

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