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Lawn Weed Control

By: Danny Lipford

Controlling weeds is high on every homeowner’s to-do list, and it may be easier than you think. Practicing proper mowing, watering, and fertilizing will actually prevent a lot of weed problems because healthy lawns leave little room for weeds.

Here are a couple of tips when dealing with weeds in your yard:

  • Grassy weeds (such as crabgrass) are controlled with pre-emergent herbicides applied in early spring like a blooming forsythia bush.
  • Broadleaf weeds (like dandelions) are controlled with a contact herbicide (either granular or liquid) in early spring, but for the best result, use it in fall after they have germinated but are still small.

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  • ClarenceRW Says:
    April 21st, 2016 at 5:18 am

    How to control or eliminate broadleaf weeds in the spring using homemade remedies
    Thank you



  • Will Says:
    April 1st, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Great Article but not long and detailed enough…I guess I already knew what he discussed and wanted additional info.
    Thanks and keep up the great videos.

    Will


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