Published at Sunday, August 25th 2019. by Maricara Popescu in How To.
The best way to avoid weeds and pests in your lawn is the good health of your lawn. Routine mowing, watering as well as appropriate fertilizing will encourage the healthier lawn, that is the best defense to unwanted lawn pest and weeds.
Throughout this article, we are trying to identify what weeds interfering your lawns and how to get rid of them. Below are some weeds that you have to know and ways of removing them.
A few dandelions in your lawn might look beautiful, but if we find them are taking over our yard they will have an excess of potassium or a deficiency of calcium to your lawn. They will also thrive in compressed soil. This way, you should consider buying or renting an aerator if such a situation becomes a problem. Dandelions can also be evidence that the soil turns to be acidic.
How to overcome dandelions found in your lawn? To control them, we are able to remove them manually or use a tool of weed killer. It is better to do it before the flowers of the dandelion turn into seeds.
2. Black Medic
This kind of weeds is winter annual or summer annual plantation which is usually found in the US and Canada. Many times, it is mistakenly used for oxalis & clover because it is very similar to the arrangements of trifoliate leaves.
It is a legume, meaning that it possesses some capabilities to fix its nitrogen by itself. In fact, the black medic will compete for your lawn in soils with nutrient deficiency.
It grows in compacted soil. If you find it growing in your lawn, you can get rid of it by correcting the over compacted soil. Meaning that it is an indicator that the soil has a problem. Just correct the soil by using a certain machine to aerate it or amending your soil with some certain of organic material. Doing this will not only make your lawn healthier but also remove the black medic totally.
3. Plantain Weeds
There are some weeds of plantain found in a lawn, such as greater plantain, hoary plantain, ribwort plantain, perennial weed. Each of these types has its own characterization. In fact, no matter how their characterizations are, all of them are weeds to get rid of from your lawn yard.
There some ways you can use to get rid of them:
Like any other weeds, try to get rid of plantain weeds as soon as you find them and before producing seeds. The longer you let them establish itself, the tougher they will be to remove.
There're a couple of ways to deal with them:
- Remove the weeds by hand. You can do this way if you find only one or two plantains among the lawn. Make it sure that you get rid of them all along with their roots because leaving the roots exits can make them grow back from only a segment of its root.
- Using lawn killer for weeds. A weedkiller is a great way to deal with such weeds. It will kill the weed at the roots. Blasing them with a weedkiller spraying can prevent the weeds from growing back.
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