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Did You Know?

Preen Southern Weed Preventer
Provides Even Longer-lasting Protection

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Did you know that there’s a new longer-lasting Preen pre-emergent formulated specifically for the longer growing seasons of southern states?

Preen Southern Weed Preventer is effectivefor up to four months per application, a full month longer than the original Preen.The new longer-lasting southern formula, now available throughout the region, is for use in flower and landscape beds, not for vegetable gardens, water gardens or turf.

Preen is a granular pre-emergent known for its effectiveness in stopping weeds as seeds, so they never grow. Preen Southern Weed Preventer is effective against many of the tough weeds that plague southern gardeners.

Among major southern summer weeds (spring/summer germinators) that it controls are spurge, crabgrass, common lespedeza, carpetweed, mustard, oxalis, goosegrass, foxtail, pigweed, prostrate knotweed, and more. Among the winter weeds (fall/winter germinators) that it controls are hairy bittercress, annual bluegrass, Carolina geranium, catchweed bedstraw (cleavers, stickywilly), henbit, chickweed, marestail (horseweed), corn speedwell and more.

Southern Preen stops weed seeds by interrupting their root growth – it doesn’t affect established plants. It is sprinkled on top of the soil or mulch in flower and landscape beds, and then watered in to create an invisible weed-fighting barrier. Its active ingredient, .27% dithyopr, bonds with soil particles and doesn’t leach, wash away or build up in soil. After its four-month effective period, it biodegrades.

Preen Southern Weed Preventer is sold in the familiar Preen yellow jug-handled bottle with either a shaker-applicator cap or a battery-powered spreader cap. The shaker bottle features 4.25 lbs. of product for coverage of up to 1,000 square feet. Suggested retail price (SRP) is $18.99. The battery cap bottle features 4.75 lbs of product for coverage of up to 1,120 square feet. SRP is $23.99.

Preen is the nation’s leading brand of garden weed preventers. Preen’s southern garden products, Preen Southern Weed Preventer and Preen Southern Weed Preventer Plus Plant Food, are sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas..

Preen’s packaged mulch, Preen Mulch Plus, is sold nationwide at Lowe’s and independent garden centers. The regionally-packaged, natural wood-product mulch has two weed preventers mixed in, offering six months guaranteed weed protection. For more information, visit


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