weeds in flower bed
Okay, here I go again...."learning as I go". My husband and I just created what we refer to a Yew Screen. It is actually a raised bed with 6 upright yews, several flowering shrubs and perennials in a somewhat "L" shape to provide a privacy screen at the back of our yard.
We mapped out the bed area and dug holes for the trees. We also dug up much of the other grass in the berm. Because we were trying to achieve a raised bed, my husband overturned much of the grass clumps instead of pitching them. He thought upside down and covered with soil and mulch the grass would die off. Once the trees were planted we back filled them with soil (we had delivered) and also covered the entire bed with black dirt. We planted, mulched and edged. I thought we were doing everything correctly. Now almost two weeks later we have lots of grass growing through and it looks terrible. It is mostly on the edge of the bed before the edging (dug trench) but there is some growing up right in the middle of the bed too. What can I use to get the grass out? Can I spray Round Up or something as long as I am careful not to overspray the plants? I thought about painting it on with a paint brush. Or will it still get into the roots of the other plants and damage them. Any suggestions? I appreciate the help.