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How to Spot and Control Weeds

Explore the world of weeds, from identification to control

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How to Spot and Control Weeds
photo © Kelly Burke

Weed control is one of the more vexing aspects of lawn care. What are they and why are they there are the keys to how to get rid of them. It is important to know that most weeds are indicators, meaning their presence is usually a clue to a larger problem. Correcting the larger issues can virtually eliminate any weed problem.

What is a Weed: The ultimate question. What qualifies a poor helpless plant to be deemed a despised weed? Why the obsession with a weed free lawn? One person's weed is another person's salad. Read more...

Integrated Pest Management: Practicing integrated pest management is truly the most important step in a lawn care program. At it's heart, a holistic approach to lawn pests and lawn care in general. It's not as complex as it sounds. Read more...

Weed Profiles: An ever-growing compendium of common weeds. Including a photo, growth habits, flowering descriptions, and control methods. Including chemical, organic, and mechanical controls. Read more...

Organic Weed Control: Controlling weeds from an organic point of view, using no chemical herbicides. More of a philosophy than a particular control method or product. Weeds can be kept under control organically but there is no organic magic bullet for eliminating them. Read more...

Chemical Weed Control: Controlling weeds by means of chemical herbicides. Best if done within an integrated pest management framework. Even better if done by a licensed pesticide applicator within an IPM program. Read more...

Weed Gallery: An ongoing collection of common lawn weed photos. Helpful for identifying, and controlling weeds. Read more...

Botanical Illustrations of Weeds: Some of these beautiful illustrations are over 100 years old. Still as useful in weed identification as ever. Read more...

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