6 Weeds to Keep Out of Your Lawn
Controlling weeds is an important part of lawn care. Your lawn is the first thing people see when they approach your home. It is a green oasis that provides a happy setting for summer afternoons and relaxing moments outdoors. Having a beautifully groomed lawn is a great source of pride. Don’t let weeds interrupt your grassy expanse of bliss!
Crabgrass has spiny legs, like a crab. You will see it growing low to the ground, where it evades the blades of your mower. You will start to see this hearty annual plant early in the summer.
As the autumn frost sets in, crabgrass is often the last green thing in your lawn to die off, before the next generation of seeds sprouts the following year. You can evict crabgrass from your property by using a combination of post-emergent herbicides and pre-emergent herbicides.
Common in the southern United States, Dallisgrass is a grayish-green perennial with smooth, rolled leaves along a mid-rib. Like all perennials, it establishes strong roots and comes back every season.
The longer it has been in your lawn, the harder it is to get rid of. Sometimes it takes two seasons to truly oust it. However, with persistent efforts and consistent use of herbicide, you can be victorious.
Quackgrass is a green intruder that commonly sneaks into lawns in the northern United States. It is a kind of grass, but not the kind you want. You can identify it by looking for broad, coarse leaves and white roots that break easily.
When it comes to getting rid of quackgrass, constant vigilance is key. You can’t rely on herbicide alone, because it can withstand any formulas that won’t harm your lawn. Check your property frequently for quackgrass and physically pull it up when you find it. Make sure to get all the roots.