It’s that time of the year again. Spring is here! Warm weather means flowers, green grass — and weeds that’ll turn your yard into a turf war. Your first line of defense? Maintain a healthy lawn with proper watering, feeding, and aeration.
Here’s your guide from www.houselogic.com to identifying some of the most common lawn weeds in North America, and how best to get rid of them:
1: False Dandelion-Similar to good-old dandelions, it changes up the color scheme, white petals and a yellow center.
Fix? Dig it out with a garden fork.
2: Purslane-A low-growing, drought tolerant weed that forms dense mats. It flourishes in very warm soils.
Fix? Mulch to suppress; pull by hand.
3: Nutsedge-One of the most invasive weeds. It grows from underground tubers, so getting rid of it is a pain.
Fix? Dig it up, remove tubers, drench areas with 1/2 cup of molasses in 1 gallon of water.
4: Chickweed-A low growing weed that likes moist and shaded conditions. In lawns it forms dense mats with small symmetrically placed leaves on stems.
Fix? Pull by hand or dig up shallow root.
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