Springtime can bring a beautiful lush green lawn, but Garden.Lovetoknow.com says several common weeds that sprout up spoil it. A previous article told the reader of 5 common lawn weeds described by this site. Below are 5 more. Don’t forget to view the slide show for the images to go with the article descriptions. Also, be sure and read the article Grow a weed-free lawn.
Not all flowers are perfect for planting. Flowers such as Star-of-Bethlehem are actually weeds and can choke out nearby plants if they’re allowed to become established. These are perennial plants that form from a bulb, and care should be taken that the bulb is fully removed or destroyed to prevent the plant’s re-growth in a spring lawn.
Henbit are weeds that sprouts pink or purple flowers in the spring, and it’s common on many a spring lawn. Because it blooms so early in the growing season, the best way to control henbit in a lawn is to apply a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn in the fall to avoid spring growth.
These weeds are prolific growers in the spring lawn, and are also identified by the names starweed, bindweed, and winterweed. To keep it from invading your lawn, use a strong pre-emergent herbicide so the plant do not get an opportunity to become established.
4 Wild Onion
Wild onion plants are bulb plants very similar to agriculturally grown onions, but they can quickly become a nuisance in an otherwise healthy lawn. The thin, smooth stems are topped with white, spindly flowers that will develop into additional bulbs to germinate once they drop to the ground, making it important to control the plants before that bulb is mature.
5 Morning Glory
Yes, while morning glory vines can be lovely flowers, they are considered invasive plants and annoying weeds in many places because of their rapid, spreading growth and easy climbing ability. To control morning glories, use a pre-emergent broadleaf herbicide in problem areas.