Spurge is an odd-looking weed. It’s fleshy and tends to grow out horizontally, looking almost flat on the ground. Spurge likes warm and hot weather, and in lawns it creates big problems, smothering the desirable turfgrass that surrounds it. I’ve tangled with spurge weed in the past, so I’ve put together this spurge weed identification guide, and I’ll detail exactly how to kill it, and the best herbicide for the job in today’s article.Read More
Is Clover Good for Your Lawn?
Picture this: you work hard to keep your lawn looking green and lush. It’s the perfect length – not too long, but not too short either. It doesn’t look like someone who had an unintentional buzz cut at their barber last week. One day you invite your neighbor over, and after surveying the splendor of your backyard kingdom, Brad from across the street says, “Great lawn you’ve got here… but, uh, shame about all that clover.” But is that really a bad thing, or is clover good for your lawn?Read More
Poa Annua Weed Identification (how to kill it in your lawn)
As most homeowners and gardeners know, letting a weed problem get out of control is one of the best ways to end up with an ugly lawn. And that means that controlling weed growth is one of the most essential things to do if you want the loveliest lawn on the block. Today, I’m going to talk about a weed called Poa Annua, also called Annual Meadow Grass but in America it’s often referred to as Annual Bluegrass or simply Poa. I’ll share some photos that will help you identify Poa Annua in your lawn, and give you my tips to kill it in your lawn.Read More
How Long Does Pre-Emergent Last?
Applying pre-emergent weed control or a fertilizer with pre-emergent herbicide in the spring to combat annual weeds such as crabgrass can be a great, low-effort way to improve your lawn. But how long does pre emergent last, and will you need to re-apply it for a full season of annual weed control?Read More
Black Medic Weed Identification (+ how to kill it in lawns)
When you’ve worked hard to cultivate the perfect lawn there’s nothing worse than an unsightly weed creeping into your yard. Most common weeds can be easily identified. But there are some, like Black Medic, that blend right in and disguise themselves as something more common. In today’s article I will be discussing everything you need to know about Black Medic weed. I’ll explain what it is, how to identify Black Medic, why it may be a threat to your lawn, and most importantly – how to get rid of Black Medic weeds on your property.Read More
How to Get Rid of Nutsedge in Your Lawn
Caring for your lawn is rewarding, but it can be hard work too. It is time consuming, and requires a good amount of money, maintenance, and manpower. Needless to say, after all that hard work, a homeowner’s worst nightmare is pesky weeds that put all of their hard work to waste. And while there are many different types of weeds, Nutsedge is one of the most troublesome. Today I will be going over everything you need to know about Nutsedge. I’ll tell you what it is, how to identify and prevent it, and I’ll share how to get rid of Nutsedge in your lawn (a few different methods).Read More
What are the Weeds with Purple Flowers Called?
Who doesn’t like pretty purple flowers? In their proper place, purple flowers and the plants that produce them are lovely. However, when they start to over-run your lawn or crowd out the plants in your garden, these purple flowering plants become weeds. To complicate the issue, a number of weeds have purple flowers, so identifying what you’re dealing with in your lawn or garden can be tricky. If you’re asking “What are the weeds with purple flowers called?” I’ve got you. Today I’ll introduce you to the 4 most common weeds with purple-colored flowers and help you understand how to control and eliminate them from your lawn and landscape.Read More
What Do Lawn Companies Use to Kill Weeds?
All homeowners know that weed control is pretty much a constant battle. After all, there is a reason they’re called weeds! Weeds are invasive plant species that can spread like wildfire. It requires a certain amount of diligence to prevent weeds from growing in your lawn or garden. But landscapers seem to be able to manage them effectively with minimal work every few weeks. So what do lawn companies use to kill weeds, and are there tricks of the trade that you can use on your property?Read More
Best Pre Emergent Crabgrass Herbicide to Use This Spring
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! And this certainly applies to dealing with crabgrass on your lawn. You should use a pre emergent crabgrass herbicide on your lawn every year to prevent crabgrass seeds from germinating and choking out your grass.Read More
How to Get Rid of Dandelions (and feel like a hero)
Are dandelions becoming a big problem in your yard? If so, you are probably eager to find out how you should deal with this unsightly issue. After all, this weed is never something that you should leave in place. It can be detrimental to your lawn and will detract from the beauty of your property. Today I’ll tell you how to get rid of dandelions in your lawn and share some tips for how you can keep this pesky weed from coming back.Read More