Lawn Weeds

Identify, Treat & Keep Lawn Weeds From Coming Back

If you want to identify, prevent, or kill weeds in your lawn, you need a place to start. On this page I’ll share the articles and resources I’ve published on this site to help you manage weeds in your lawn with chemical or organic herbicide treatments.

Generally there are two categories of lawn weeds:

  • Broad Leaf Weeds – These are weeds like clover, dandelions, and creeping charlie which have large weeds that do not resemble grass.
  • Grassy Weeds – These undesirable grasses tend to be tougher to identify,  but they stand out like a sore thumb in a turfgrass lawn.

In addition, weeds can either be perennial or annual in nature. Perennial weeds will come back year-after-year if allowed to do so, and annual weeds cannot overwinter, but usually return each year because they drop seeds in your lawn.

Determining which type of weed you have in your yard within these 4 categories will help you treat it successfully.

Beyond hand-pulling weeds (which is effective, but labor-intensive), the best way to eliminate or prevent weeds from growing in your yard is through the use of pre-emergent herbicides (applied early, before weeds emerge to block seeds from germinating) and post-emergent herbicides (applied to kill weeds that are already growing).

There are both organic and chemical products to use for each type of weed management depending upon your preferences, and I try to cover all of your options in the articles shared on this page.

Looking for lawn herbicide product recommendations? Click here to read my in-depth guide on the best lawn weed killers.

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Stop Crabgrass Before It Starts This Year

Barricade Pre-Emergent HerbicideEarly spring is the time of year to apply a pre-emergent to your lawn to block the germination of annual weed seeds. 

I recommend Barricade from The Andersons, which will work well regardless of the fertilizer you use this spring.

How to Remove Common Lawn Weeds

Here are my guides to eliminating some of the most common lawn weeds that homeowners struggle with. These pesky weeds can be successfully killed with the proper treatment at the right time, and I share tips to keep your lawn weed-free after their removal.

Herbicides and Other Weed Killers

Learn your options (both chemical and natural/organic) to kill and manage lawn weeds . This is key to creating the weed-free yard you want.

More Articles About Lawn Weeds

Some additional articles about dealing with a weedy lawn with tips to eradicate the offending weeds and support your turfgrass.

Help My Lawn is Nothing But Weeds

Help My Lawn is Nothing but Weeds!

Have you noticed that weeds are taking over your lawn? Or perhaps you’ve just moved in to a place where the yard hasn’t been looked after at all? Fear not! There are lots of things that you can do to save your lawn’s appearance no matter what season you are in.

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