Hey everyone, its Brett Jackson with Heartland Turf and Landscape here to give you another landscape tip. One of the easiest things we can do to prevent weeds in mulch beds or landscape beds, is to put down a bed pre-emergent. This is a little bit different than your turf pre emergent that prevents crabgrass This one’s more of a broad spectrum. It’s more aggressive with controlling other weeds like dandelions and plenty of other broadleaf weeds and grassy weeds that can grow in your landscape bed. Your turf grass actually works as a pre emergent itself, it actually pushes out other weeds, whereas in in landscape beds, or mulch beds, where you have mulch, they can invite other weed seeds to to take root and grow. weeds grow very readily. So a bed pre-emergent will make your life a whole lot easier when you go to pull weeds later on in the in the future and get those weeds out of your nice clean landscape beds you have. Now one thing that I should mention is that these cannot prevent weeds from growing once they’re already there. So the way it pre emergent works, it’ll actually kill a seed before it really turns into a weed and any weeds that are currently in the bed should be sprayed first. Rather than treat it with a pre emergent so be aware that if you want to do this treatment, you probably want to spray the existing weeds and then put down a bed preemergent to keep the weeds from growing later.