Time to Preen? How to Beat Weeds: A Gardener’s Primer

Ugh, Gardeners versus weeds: an age-old conflict. These annoying intruders always seem to find a way into our perfectly planted gardens, no matter how diligent we are or how much time, effort, and sweat we put into trying to keep them weed-free.

But have no fear, fellow eco-warriors! Here is Preen Weed Prevent, the ultimate tool in your war against weeds. Learn about the ins and outs of this formidable ally, as well as the optimal times and methods for using it, in this article.

Let’s jump right in!

What Is Preen Weed’s Secret Weapon?

Preen Weed Prevent is a pre-emergent herbicide that can be used in and around established trees, bushes, and other plants without harm. Almost 200 plant species have been tested and found to benefit from this formulation. Probably the best part is… It won’t harm your desired vegetation but will eliminate unwanted weeds.

Preen is not effective against established weeds, but it does prevent new weeds from germinating. Preen Weed Prevent is effective because of its unique formula, which forms a barrier in the soil, preventing weed seeds from germinating. Using Preen helps to form a barrier around the plant’s roots, which hinders the growth of weeds.


This means that if you apply the treatment often throughout the growing season, you won’t always be fighting an uphill struggle against firmly established weeds.

Preen is most effective when applied before weeds have a chance to germinate. This requires taking preventative measures against weeds while also keeping an eye on the local weather (because various weeds grow at different temperatures).

Preen, which comes in granular form, is an effective tool for combating invasive weeds in both established gardens and newly planted areas. However, there are many other kinds of Preen Weed Preventers to choose from, including those with plant food, those with prolonged control, those made especially for use in vegetable gardens, and those made to kill insects.

Use the Weed ID tool on the manufacturer’s website to swiftly choose the right product for your situation. You can search for weeds by category and by state, read up on each one’s unique features, and then identify the best Preen product to eradicate them.

It’s also worth noting that you shouldn’t apply Preen Weed Preventer to your lawn. Instead, have a look at the lawn care items they offer.

Advantages of Weed Prevention with Preen

Preen Weed Prevent has many uses and benefits beyond just preventing weeds in your yard.

First and foremost, it eliminates the need for laborious human weeding or the use of post-emergent herbicides. Weeding is only necessary before the first application of Preen.

If you can prevent weeds from taking hold, your prized plants will have more area to grow and thrive without having to share water, sunlight, or nutrients with the invasive species. This has the potential to result in more robust and low-maintenance gardens.

Further, Preen Weed Prevent’s adaptability means it has multiple uses in the garden. You can put it to good use in:

The product can be used repeatedly during the growing season to ensure continual weed control.

In addition, Preen Natural Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer, which is composed entirely of corn gluten meal, is a good choice because it is harmless to humans and animals. You can relax knowing that your garden will continue to be a nice place for the whole family to spend time together in safety.

And When Should You Use Preen?

When applying Preen, timing is of the essence.

During the growth season, use Preen Garden Weed Preventer around established plants and transplants, but keep it away from flower seeds. Applying Preen to flower seeds and seedlings is safe only after they have sprouted and reached a height of two to three inches.

Preen can be worked into the soil before planting seeds or spread on top of mulch in vegetable gardens.

Are you concerned that the weeds will return once it rains? Don’t worry! Preen remains in the soil even after it rains, providing a persistent barrier against weeds.

The time-consuming task of hand-weeding can be avoided entirely if Preen is used early in the growth season. Applying Preen again in 9-12 weeks will keep your garden weed-free all season long. You can rest assured that your garden will remain in pristine condition all year thanks to this method of protection.

How to Preen Like a Pro: A Tactics Tutorial

When used properly, how do you apply Preen? You only need to take these 4 simple actions:

For a more in-depth look at the process, watch this little video:


Now that you know when, when, and why to use Preen Weed Prevent, you can take on the age-old battle against weeds with greater confidence. If you use Preen at the right time and in the right way, your garden will stay attractive and weed-free all season long.

Make Preen Weed Prevent your dependable gardening partner and say goodbye to the time-consuming chore of hand-weeding. Play happily in the soil.