Is it a weed, or not a weed? That is the question many of our clients ask us and we found some great information to share with you about that very topic!
What is this?
A weed can be any plant growing where you don’t want it to grow. However, there are some particularly weedy species to keep an eye out for. These aggressive plants not only make your yard look messy, they can also choke out the garden plants you’ve worked so hard to grow. So let’s discuss a few of these pesky things that you might find in your yard.
Sure they are cute, but did you know they are indeed a weed? This common lawn weed has a long taproot; leaves are deeply notched. Yellow flowers mature into puffballs. Dandelion seeds are like parachutes that fly away in the wind, helping them invade new spaces in lawns and garden beds. Control Tips: Mulch to prevent dandelions in gardens. Pull dandelion weeds by hand or treat lawns with a broadleaf herbicide, which won’t kill grass.
Crabgrass is exactly what it sounds like!. This lawn weed grows roots anywhere the stem makes soil contact. Seed heads spread out like four fingers. Control: Use a preemergence weed preventer to prevent seeds from sprouting, pull crabgrass by hand, or spot-treat with a nonselective herbicide if growing in sidewalk cracks or other places where nothing else is growing.
You can identify Creeping Charlie by the way it covers the ground, and by its scalloped leaves, creeping stems, and clusters of purple flowers in late spring.
These are just a few of these little pests you might find in your yard and if you aren’t sure … ask the experts at Stone Creek Landscaping and let us suggest the best plan for your yard. You can reach us today at 404.647.4297.