DISCLAIMER: I am not a licensed applicator and plan to use any information for my home use only. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. So, i have finally had the time to weed the flower beds around my pool and back of the house. I tried the weed mat crap last year....well i now know it doesn't work worth a crap, and i tried some thick crap. Lots o money wasted. I plan on mulching it this weekend but would like to figure out if there is something i can put down before i spread the mulch to slow down the weeds or prevent them completely. I have some boxwoods, jasmin for fill in cover, indian hawthorn, 3 sago palms, some fountain grass, and a few other things in there. The weeds i have the most trouble with are dandelions. I also have a few grassy weeds, but they are here and there. Have some other crap that is leafy but i have no clue what its called at the moment. I guess what i am looking for is the dandelion and broadleaf stuff mostly, the other stuff being controlled would be a bonus. So, what could i apply, if anything, that would slow this stuff down. I have decreased my watering, and that has helped some, but i would love to be able to water as i like and have a beautiful flower bed at the same time. Again, thanks for any and all help.