Today, we are continuing our adventure to reclaim our flower garden. Over the past couple of years, we have really just lost track of it. If you read out last post on this, you know the story. If not, check out the post to get caught up.
Last week, we were excited to come home to boxes filled with all kinds of products from Spectracide (Spectracide sent this product to help us with our summer project). Throughout the summer, we’ll be using the Wasp & Hornet Killer, Ant Shield, and Pruning Seal…we always keep that kind of stuff on hand. For now, we are going to pull out the Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer and get to work.
Before we get started, though, keep in mind that you should always secure these types of items. We have a great cabinet that locks and is too high for little hands to access. Think of it like any of your cleaning products. You really don’t want your kids experimenting with them or giving them to the pets.
When you start spraying, be careful! This stuff will kill every plant that it comes into contact with. To protect the plants that you actually like, use plastic or a piece of cardboard. Spray on the weed side and nothing should get through because Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer doesn’t affect the soil. Rather, it works through the leaves on down to the roots. If you do happen to spray the wrong plant (no judgment, it’s happened to all of us), just wash it off with lots and lots of water. Be fast, though! The spray is rain fast in only 15 minutes.
In 24-48 hours, everything that you sprayed will start to wilt and turn yellow. Just look at the side-by-side results.
The cardboard worked great to protect our hostas…
…and our yard.
From bright green to yellowish-brown in just 3 days. Time to start pulling it all out, putting in some beautiful plants, and laying down mulch. Next time, we’ll show you the rest of the project and the final result. Stay tuned!
To all of my yard warriors, whether you are after a total yard overhaul or just want to keep your yard looking its best, visit the Spectracide Facebook page for tips and savings to get started.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Spectracide. The opinions and text are all mine.
This is why I stick to containers and know I could never keep up with an actual garden, there’s just way too much upkeep involved.