No homeowner wants weeds invading his or her lawn. Unfortunately, weeds can be a common occurrence in both lawns and gardens. There are some types that you might already be familiar with, but there are others that are not so easy to recognize. Learn all you need to know about identifying and controlling lawn weeds that could pop up in your lawn!
The first step to fixing any problem is to identify exactly what is wrong. You can’t effectively get rid of lawn weeds unless you know exactly what they are first. Since there are many different types of weeds, you’ll have to know exactly how to be able to identify them. Two common ways of discovering the type of weed growing in your lawn is to either just look at its appearance or looking at the soil in your lawn. Certain weeds, such as dandelions, can easily be identified by appearance alone. Others, however, might need up close examination of both the weed and soil. Spotted spurge, for example, has a reddish spot in the center of each leaf and can be removed from moist soil. You can read more about identifying common lawn weeds here.
Identifying weeds by appearance may be the easier route to take, but when you aren’t quite sure or if two look similar, looking at the soil could help you pinpoint the exact type. Soils can vary from fertile soil to overly dry. If you want to learn more about how to identify weeds by the type of soil, read more about it here.
Your garden can be vulnerable to a weed invasion too. This is harmful to your garden because the weeds can release toxic chemicals into the soil, which will inhibit the growth of your flowers or vegetables. On top of that, the weeds just steal valuable resources away from your plants such as sunlight, water, and nutrients. Some common weeds to lookout for in your garden can include crabgrass, Bermuda grass, and knotweed. To learn about more and how to control these weeds, read more here.
Don't think your landscape beds aren't at risk either! Weeds actually have more room to spread and grow in there, so remember to keep an eye out for weesd among your trees and shrubs. Read more about weed prevention in landscape beds here.
So now that you know how to identify and get rid of common lawn weeds, you will be able to keep your yard looking great and weed-free! Learn about some other helpful lawn care tips in our free DIY guide! Click below to download your copy today!