Is Weed B Gon Max Safe to Use in the Flower Bed?

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Narrow spectrum herbicides may be used on weeds, but will not kill flowers.

Ortho Weed B Gon MAX Plus Crabgrass Control Ready-Spray is a spray herbicide commercially available in many hardware and garden centers. The chemical spray attaches to the end of a garden hose for drenching weeds.


Ortho Weed B Gon Max is labeled for use against 225 herbaceous weeds including crabgrass, dandelions and clover while leaving turf grass intact.


In flower beds, the danger of treating weeds comes from chemical drift. A breeze or splash of chemical from treating weeds can land on flowers and kill them as well.


Because many ornamental flowers are similar in structure to the herbaceous weeds that Weed B Gon Max kills, such as buttercups, there is a good chance that Ortho Weed B Gon MAX will kill the plants in your flower bed.

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