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Spurge weeds take up residence in weak areas of the lawn, and also grow in other landscapes and vegetable gardens. They have tiny red spots all over the leaves and stem, and can be easily distinguished by their emission of milky sap when any part of the plant is damaged. The stem branches out, carrying tiny, oval leaves and can easily cover 3 feet diameter of the soil. They have green blooms that will that will disperse the seeds during the early spring.

You need to get rid of crabgrass before the onset of summer to avoid extensive growth. Spread some pre-emergent weed killer during the spring and try to get rid of them before they germinate from their seeds. They can’t stand moist soil and frequent watering and high mowing will keep them under control.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t own an attractive lawn. If you get to know about what types of weeds you’re dealing with, you can easily keep them at bay and make your lawn look nearly weed-free. If you have already spent some time looking for weeds in your yard, you have probably noticed that all weeds aren’t the same. Some might look like simple normal green plants, while others grow like creepers or blades of grass.

Getting rid of it

These broad-leafed perennials can grow in almost all types of soil and need to be eliminated completely from the root to avoid regrowth. The roots are capable of growing as deep as 2 to 3 feet in the soil and during the spring new sprouts will emerge from the roots. They have yellow flowers, which turns into white puffballs of seeds when fully mature. They easily spread during the summer and grow well during the next spring.

While choosing weed-control products, make sure that you target only the weeds and safeguard all the grass and other garden plants. Always ensure the wellness and health of the plants in your yard by watering and mowing them regularly. Eliminate the weeds and prevent their return, using minimum weed killers to ensure the soundness of the soil. Get rid of these common weeds, and make your lawn an awesome, stunning place to hangout! And when you’re ready to start planting new grass seed, check out another article in this series, Grass Seed 101: 8 of the Most Common Types.

Annual bluegrass loves damp soil, so avoid overwatering. Set your lawn mower high because this weed can’t survive long if they aren’t mowed shorter. It will grow vertically and its shallow roots will find it hard to go deep into the soil, eventually withering out. You can also spread some crabgrass preventer before the onset of summer and this will encourage their drying.

They spread rapidly and will be a nuisance if left to grow largely. One good way to clear this weed is to detect the plant in its early stages and remove them before they begin seeding. Grow a dense turf of grass because that wouldn’t give enough room for the weed to spread out. If they are fully spread across, you have no other option but to turn the soil and deweed it fully before planting new grass seeds.

Test Garden Tip: Clover adds nitrogen to the soil plus the flowers feed many pollinators so some gardeners use this plant to create a more environmentally friendly lawn.

Type: Broadleaf annual

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Appearance: Identify this garden weed by its arrowhead-shape leaves on twining vines. Bindweed also produces white to pale pink morning glory-type flowers.

Control: Mulch your garden to prevent lamb’s-quarter. Pull weed plants by hand or use a postemergence herbicide.

Type: Broadleaf annual

We have divided this list of weeds into two sections: 1) Noxious and 2) Other common weeds that compete with vegetables, fruits, and crops but may have their own beneficial uses.

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In the lawn, mowing regularly is often all you need to prevent them from flowering and producing seed. Most experts recommend that you mow your lawn to a height of 2 to 4 inches and that you mow frequently enough to keep it within that range.

Using an organic mulch such as wood chips, at least two inches deep, will reduce the amount of weed seeds germinating by limiting light and serving as a physical barrier. Synthetic mulches such as landscape fabrics may also be used. In landscaped areas, they should be covered with an additional layer of mulch (rock or bark). Vegetable gardens also can utilize black plastic, both as mulch into which seeds or transplants are placed and also between rows.

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