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5 Common lawn weeds

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With spring comes a gardeners’ dreams of a beautiful lush green lawn. However, several common weeds that sprout up can shatter this vision. Garden.Lovetoknow.com has some good information on this topic. 5 common lawn weeds from their info are described below to help you. Be sure to also view the slide show for images of each of the plants.

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If you want a healthy lawn, the first step is to examine your grass and discover what weeds are invading the turf – checking out lawn weeds pictures of the most common invaders can help you learn what to look for (be sure and view the slide show). Once you understand what different types of weeds you’ll find in your lawn grass, you can take the appropriate steps to eradicate them safely and responsibly.

1 Dandelions

Dandelions are one of the most well-known and most easily recognized weeds that can effect a turf healthy lawn. The plants’ soft yellow, round blooms go to seed in the turf to form a fluffy sphere that contains thousands of seeds that can spread all over your lawn grass, but if you dig the weeds out or use a broadleaf herbicide, you ought to have success removing dandelions from your lawn.

2 Thistle

Canadian thistle and related thistle weeds come in a wide range of varieties. These are perennial plants and they will return each year in turf lawn grass if not removed properly. These plants are easily identified by their low, broad leaves, spiked edges, and prickly texture.

3 Foxtail Grass

Foxtail grass, also known as foxtail barley or wild millet, has a fat, heavy seed head that towers above most any lawn. The seeds can become entrenched in the jaws and skin of pets, so it is paramount to keep this weed under watchful control. Steady mowing will keep the seed heads from starting, and nurturing your lawn to a healthy, lush, dense turf will keep foxtail grass from taking grip.

4 Ragweed

Ragweed, or ambrosia, yields a incredible amount of pollen and is accountable for various hay fever allergies. There are 17 species of this lawn weed, and it is valuable to known what to look for when trying to eliminate this plant. Tall stems, long leaves, and narrow seed heads all point to ragweed, a definite lessening of a healthy lawn.

5 White Clover

White clover can be an attractive ground cover, but this perennial plant spreads quickly and can speedily crowd out lawn grass and other desired plantings, consequently classifying it as a weed. It is a broadleaf weed, with three characteristic leaves and small white flowers that develop in late spring and early summer months.

A Healthy Lawn

A healthy lawn isn’t difficult to produce if you recognize different lawn weed pictures and know how to appropriately control the weeds that do attack your turf. Building dense, strong, lush turf is your best defense against weeds, and in no time time the lawn will be weed-free.

Be sure and read the author’s additional articles on other common lawn weeds.

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