Weeds - Controlling Weeds in the Lawn & Garden
Weeds in the Garden
How do so many weeds find their way into your garden? If there's a bare spot in your garden, a weed seed will find it. Weeds aren't bad plants, they're just plants growing where you don't want them to. Some weeds are easily removed by hand and others are persistent about growing back and become more and more difficult to eradicate the longer they are left to establish themselves and spread. T…
Controlling Weeds - Annual versus Perennial Weeds
If there’s a bare spot in your garden, a weed seed will find it. Some weeds are easily removed by hand and others are persistent about growing back and become more and more difficult to eradicate the longer they are left to establish themselves and spread. Knowing whether a weed is an annual and will die this season or a perennial weed that will just keep growing, will help you control the weeds in your garden.
Preventing Weeds Before they Take Hold
It's not possible to completely keep weeds out of your garden, but it's much easier to prevent them than to try and control them once they're established.
Wild and Weedy: Weeds in the Garden
Are weeds simply a plant in the wrong place? Well, not really. Some of them are real problems in our home gardens. Here are some tips for managing weeds in your garden:
Lawn Weeds - Spotting and Controlling Weeds in the Lawn
For the most part, a couple of weeds in the lawn is nothing to worry about. But here’s how to keep them from taking over.
Invasive Plants - What Defines a Plant as an Invasive Plant Species?
Invasive, Aggressive, Enthusiastic? We hear the terms used interchangeably these days, but they mean different things. The major difference between invasive and aggressive seems to be the plantÂ’s ability to establish itself in the wild and disrupt the native ecosystem. To make matters worse, plants that are aggressive or even invasive in one area are well-behaved in another. WhatÂ’s a gardener to do?
How to Deal with Plant Thugs
There are times when you want your garden to fill in as quickly as possible and there are times when things get out of hand quickly. If the latter is happening to you, here are some suggestions for controlling and avoiding overly aggressive growers.
What's the best way to get rid of weeds? That depends on what weeds you have and how many of them there are. But there is a way.
Mulching to Control Weeds in the Garden
Stopping weeds before they grow is the best way to control weeds in the garden.
Herbicides - Controlling Weeds and Unwanted Plants with a Pesticide
A herbicide is a product used to kill unwanted plants. Herbicides can be broad spectrum, selective or even pre-emergent. There are also organic herbicides and synthetic herbicides.