Information About Weeds

There are many types of garden weeds, making it difficult to know how to kill weeds, as not all methods work the same for all weed types. For this reason, we have attempted to make the task of weed control in lawns and gardens easier by providing tips on how to identify garden weeds. Once you know more about the common garden weeds found in the landscape, you’ll have a better idea on how to kill weeds that become bothersome. Whether it comes down to taking an organic approach or using a chemical method, our tips will alleviate future problems.

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Using Sheep’s Sorrel As Food – Can You Eat Sheep’s Sorrel Weeds

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

You may be curious about using sheep’s sorrel in the garden rather than eradicating this common weed. So, is sheep’s sorrel edible and what uses does it have? Click here to learn more about sheep’s sorrel herbal use and decide if this “weed” is right for you.

Can You Eat Chickweed – Herbal Use Of Chickweed Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

The presence of weeds in the garden can send many gardeners into a tizzy but, most “weeds” are not as horrible as we make them out to be – they just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. As is the case for the use chickweed plants. Learn more here.

Berm Weed Control – Learn About Killing Weeds On Berms

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Beautiful gardens and well-groomed lawns can be labor intensive, but the suppression of unwanted weeds can be quite the undertaking, too. Luckily, there are several options when for removal of troublesome weeds, including berm weed control. Learn more here.

Yellow Sweetclover Management – Controlling Yellow Sweetclover Plants

By Teo Spengler

Yellow sweetclover is neither a true clover nor especially sweet. Is yellow sweetclover a weed? Sometimes. Click this aticle for more information on why yellow sweetclover is considered a weed in some areas and tips on yellow sweetclover management.

Houndstongue Plant Info: Tips For Getting Rid Of Houndstongue Weeds

By Teo Spengler

Houndstongue is in the same plant family as forget-me-nots and Virginia bluebells, but you might not want to encourage its growth. It is a poisonous herb that can kill livestock, so getting rid of houndstongue is a good idea. This article can help with that.

What Is Hedge Parsley – Hedge Parsley Weed Information And Control

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Hedge parsley is an invasive weed that can grow in a variety of conditions. Read up on hedge parsley information in this article to learn how to recognize and manage it in your garden or small farm. Click here for more info.

What Is A Stale Seedbed – Killing Weeds With Stale Seedbed Method

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A stale seedbed is the result of careful cultivation and then a rest period to allow weeds to grow. Sound crazy? The process minimizes weeds once crops are planted. Here are some tips on how to use a stale seedbed so you don't have to spend all your time weeding the garden.

Cruciferous Weed Information: What Are Cruciferous Weeds

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Not all weed control products or herbicides work the same way on every weed. The more you know about a specific weed, the easier it will be to choose the correct method of control. In this article, we will specifically discuss weedy cruciferous plants.

Yellow Nutsedge Info – Learn About Yellow Nutsedge Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Yellow nutsedge plants are also called earth almonds due to the tuber's similar flavor. While not on local restaurant menus yet, this weed has potentnial. If you're curious about those spiky perennial weeds in your garden, then this article has more information.

Winter Grass Control – Tips For Managing Winter Grass

Winter grass is an unsightly, clumping weed that can turn a beautiful lawn into an ugly mess very quickly. The grass is a huge problem across Australia and much of Europe. It is also bothersome in the U.S., where it is known as annual bluegrass or poa. Learn more here.

Peppervine Control: Tips On Managing Peppervines In The Garden

By Shelley Pierce

To some it may be known as ?buckvine? and ?cow itch? but to others it may be known as an expletive due to its vigorous root system. Once it takes hold, it will overtake a garden and choke out plants in its path. Click here to learn more about peppervine control.

What Is White Campion: How To Control White Campion Weeds

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

It has pretty flowers, but is white campion a weed? Yes, and if you see flowers on the plant, the next step is seed production, so it?s time to take measures to control it. Here is some white campion info that will help you if this plant has appeared on your property.

Seeds That Stick To Clothing: Different Types Of Hitchhiker Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

There?s a hitchhiker lurking in your car right now and you don?t even know it. Fortunately, it?s not the kind that might end up on the nightly news, but it?s almost as bad where the ecosystem is concerned. Learn more about hitchhiking weeds in this article.

False Dandelion Info – Is Cat’s Ear A Weed Or Suitable For Gardens

By Liz Baessler

Cat?s ear is a common flowering weed that is often mistaken for a dandelion. Most often appearing in disturbed areas, it will also appear in lawns. Learn more about recognizing cat?s ear flowers and controlling the plant in the following article.

Managing Tumbleweeds – Learn About Russian Thistle Control Methods

By Teo Spengler

If you view tumbling tumbleweed as an icon of the American West, you are not alone. Tumbleweed?s real name is Russian thistle and it is very, very invasive. For information about Russian thistle weeds, including tips on how to get rid of Russian thistle, click here.

Showy Rattlebox Control: Managing Showy Crotalaria In Landscapes

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

People makes mistakes. Unfortunately, some of these mistakes can harm animals, plants and our environment. One example is the introduction of non-native, invasive plants like the showy crotalaria. What is showy crotalaria? Click here for the answer.

What Is Maidencane Grass – Learn About Maidencane Control In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Maidencane spreads readily and quickly and can pose a threat to native plants. For this reason, controlling maidencane weeds in some regions is a necessity. There are several different methods of maidencane control. This article will help with that.

What Is Mile-A-Minute Weed – Controlling Mile-A-Minute Weeds In The Landscape

By Teo Spengler

What is mile-a-minute weed? The common name gives you a good idea about where this story is heading. Mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) is a super invasive Asian vine. Click this article for information about mile-a-minute weed control.

Myrtle Spurge Control: Managing Myrtle Spurge Weeds In Gardens

By Teo Spengler

What is myrtle spurge? It?s a kind of a weed bearing the scientific name of Euphorbia myrsinites. Myrtle spurge plants are very invasive and managing myrtle spurge weeds is not easy. Click here for information about methods of myrtle spurge control.

What Is Stinkweed: Learn How To Kill Stinkweed Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Stinkweed is a smelly lawn weed with an odor similar to rotten garlic with a hint of turnip. It can take over your yard if you don?t start a management program early in the season. Find out about stinkweed control in this article.

Nettleleaf Goosefoot Weed Control: How To Get Rid Of Nettleleaf Goosefoot

By Jackie Carroll

Goosefoot is an annual weed closely related to chard and spinach. It invades lawns and gardens throughout the U.S., and if left to its own devices, it can take over. Learn about nettleleaf goosefoot identification and control in this article.

Controlling Shepherd’s Purse – How To Get Rid Of Shepherd’s Purse Weeds

By Jackie Carroll

Shepherd?s purse weeds are among the most plentiful prolific weeds in the world. No matter where you live, you won?t have to travel far from your door to find this plant. Find out about controlling shepherd?s purse in this article.

Removing Weeds From Tight Spots: How To Remove Weeds In Tight Spaces

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Just when you think all your weeding is done, you spot the unsightly mat of weeds between your shed and fence. While glyphosate just may do the trick, there are other, earth-friendlier options for weed control in tight places. Learn more here.

Is Thorny Olive Invasive – Learn How To Control Thorny Olive Plants

By Liz Baessler

Thorny olive control can be difficult because of the long, sharp thorns that sprout from its branches, and because of the spread of seeds from its fruit. Click here to learn more facts on Elaeagnus pungens and how to control thorny olive plants.

What Is Burning Nettle: Getting Rid Of Burning Nettle Plants

You?ve likely heard of stinging nettle, but what about its cousin, burning nettle. What is burning nettle, and what does burning nettle look like? Learn more about burning nettle plants in this article.

Managing Oxalis Weeds: How To Get Rid Of Oxalis Weeds In The Lawn

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Oxalis looks a bit like a miniature clover plant, but it bears tiny yellow flowers. It is occasionally grown as a groundcover but to most gardeners it is a tenacious and annoying weed. Learn more about its control in this article.

Crabgrass Varieties: Information On Types Of Crabgrass Weeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are many different types of crabgrass. How many types of crabgrass are there? There are nearly 35 different species, depending upon whom you ask. Learn more about the most common forms of crabgrass in this article.

Dayflower Weed Control – How To Get Rid Of Dayflower Weeds

By Liz Baessler

Where weed killers wipe out other pesky plants, dayflowers charge right ahead without any competition. So how can you go about controlling dayflowers? Click here to learn how to get rid of dayflower and how to go about dayflower weed control.

Gorse Bush Facts – Tips On Gorse Control In Landscapes

By Teo Spengler

Flowering gorse shrubs are important in nature since they provide shelter and food for many insects and birds. However, the tenacious shrub spreads quickly and can become invasive. Click here for more gorse bush facts and information on gorse control.

Hairy Galinsoga Control: Tips For Controlling Shaggy Soldier Weeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Shaggy soldier weed plants are a serious weed pest in many areas. Also known as Galinsoga weeds, they can reduce yield by up to half in row crops. Use the facts from this article so you can safely and successfully combat this tenacious weed.

Is Ruellia Invasive: Tips On How To Get Rid Of Mexican Petunias

By Kristi Waterworth

It?s a terrible thing when a favorite old-time ornamental goes rogue and becomes an invasive plant. Unfortunately, it happens all too often - and if you?re facing a Mexican petunia invasion, you?ll be happy you read this article.

Torpedograss Weeds: Tips On Torpedograss Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Eliminating torpedograss in the lawn is a tricky business, requiring tenacity and usually multiple chemical applications. The weed is nearly indestructible and has been known to come out through weed barrier fabric. Learn more in this article.

Control Of Kikuyugrass – How To Get Rid Of Kikuyugrass Weeds

By Teo Spengler

Most people who have this turfgrass in their backyards are asking how to get rid of kikuyugrass. Find information and tips about removing kikygrass and how to kill kikuyugrass organically in the article that follows.

Managing Henbanes – Black Henbane Weed Info And Growing Conditions

What is henbane? Henbane was introduced to North America from Europe. It has escaped cultivation since that time and is now found across most of the United States. Click here to learn more about this plant and its control.

What Is Common Teasel: Tips For Controlling Teasel Weeds

What is common teasel? An exotic plant native to Europe, common teasel was introduced to North America by the earliest settlers. It has escaped cultivation and this article has information on controlling the plant.

Pineapple Weed Information: Tips For Managing Pineapple Weeds

Pineapple weed plants are broadleaf weeds that grow across Canada and the United States. It thrives in thin, rocky soil and is often found in disturbed sites. For information about identifying and managing pineapple weeds, click this article.

What Is The Difference Between Introduced, Invasive, Noxious And Nuisance Plants?

Learning the meanings of unfamiliar concepts will guide you in planning and planting, and help you create a beautiful and beneficial environment. So what is the difference between introduced, invasive, noxious and nuisance plants? Find out here.

Spanish Needle Control: Tips On Managing Spanish Needle Weeds

Spanish needle is extremely aggressive and produces needle-like seeds that cling to everything they touch. If this sounds like a particular weed in your garden, the tips in this article can help with Spanish needle control.

Velvetleaf Weeds: Tips For Controlling Velvetleaf Plants

Velvetleaf weeds, also known as buttonweed, wild cotton, butterprint and Indian mallow, are native to Southern Asia. These invasive plants wreak havoc in crops, roadsides, disturbed areas and pastures. Click here to learn more.

Lesser Swinecress Control: Tips For Controlling Swinecress Plants

By Liz Baessler

Swinecress is a weed found throughout much of the United States. It is a persistent nuisance that spreads quickly and smells unpleasant. Learn more about how to control swinecress in the article that follows.

What Is An Organic Herbicide: Using Organic Herbicides For Weeds In Lawns And Gardens

By Amy Grant

Many of us spend tedious hours pulling the unwelcome weeds. It?s time to consider using organic herbicides for weeds. But do organic herbicides work? What is an organic herbicide anyway? Find out in this article.

Getting Rid Of Puncturevine Weeds

Native to Europe and Asia, puncturevine weed is a mean, nasty plant that creates havoc wherever it grows. What makes puncturevine weed so vicious? Find out here and use the information found in this article to learn about puncturevine control.

Pennycress Weed Control – Tips On Managing Pennycress

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Pennycress is oftentimes considered a weed. If the plant is not useful to you and is invading your land, learn how to control field pennycress by first identifying the plant and then choosing your treatment. This article will help.

Is Tree Of Heaven A Weed: Tips On Stink Tree Control

By Teo Spengler

No plant had more varied common names than tree of heaven. It is also called stink tree, stinking sumac and stinking chun because of its unpleasant odor. Click here for more information on stink tree control, including how to kill tree of heaven plants.

Sicklepod Information: Learn About Sicklepod Control In Landscapes

By Teo Spengler

Sicklepod appears in springtime, offering bright green, attractive foliage and cheerful yellow flowers. But many people think of the plants as sicklepod weeds. For more sicklepod info and tips to get rid of sicklepod plants, click here.

Alligator Weed Facts – Learn How To Kill Alligatorweed

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Alligatorweed is very adaptable and invasive. It is an ecological, economic and biological threat. Tips for getting rid of alligatorweed can be found here in this article. Click now to learn more about this invasive weed.

Giant Hogweed Information – Tips For Controlling Giant Hogweed Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Giant hogweed is one scary plant. What is giant hogweed? It is a Class A noxious weed and is on several quarantine lists. Learn more about its control and where it grows in this article. Click here for additional information.

Poison Sumac Information: Learn About Poison Sumac Control

What is poison sumac? This is an important question if you spend time in the great outdoors, and learning how to manage this nasty plant can save you some misery. For more poison sumac information, click this article.

Identifying Scotch Thistle – Tips For Managing Scotch Thistle Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Beautiful but treacherous, the Scotch thistle is the bane of farmers and ranchers everywhere - but it can also make a huge mess in your home garden. Find out what to do about these plants in this article. Click here to learn more.

Poison Oak Removal: Learn How To Get Rid Of Poison Oak Plants

By Teo Spengler

When you have poison oak growing near your house, your thoughts turn to poison oak removal. Unfortunately, getting rid of poison oak is not an easy matter. Complete eradication is impossible, but control options in this article should help.

Greater Celandine Plant Info: Information About Celandine In Gardens

Greater celandine is an interesting, attractive flower known by several alternate names. Click on this article for greater celandine plant into, including concerns about greater celandine in gardens. Learn more here.

Scarlet Pimpernel Control: Tips For Scarlet Pimpernel Weeds

By Jackie Carroll

The British sometimes refer to scarlet pimpernel as the poor man's weather-glass because the flowers close when the sky is overcast, but there is nothing quaint about the plant's invasive potential. Find out about scarlet pimpernel control in this article.

Buttercup Control: How To Kill Buttercup Weeds In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The cheery yellow flowers are actually quite pretty, but buttercup has an insidious nature and will insert itself craftily into your landscape. The plant can be very difficult to control, but with help from this article, it is possible.

Managing Dogfennel Weeds: Learn About Controlling Dogfennel Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Fuzzy and noxious, dogfennel is a weed to be reckoned with. If you?ve got this pest plant hanging around your garden or poking up through your lawn, you?ve got plenty of options for control. Read this article to find out more.

Smartweed Identification – How To Control Smartweed Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Smartweed, also called Pennsylvania smartweed or Japanese smartweed, is a troublesome weed that can infest lawns and gardens. This article contains tips to help you take control of this pesky nuisance. Click here for more information.

Horsenettle Control – How To Get Rid Of Horsenettle Weeds

By Jackie Carroll

Horsenettle is a poisonous member of the nightshade family that resists most attempts at control. For horsenettle, herbicide is the most practical control method for many gardeners. This article tells you how to get rid of this pesky weed for good.

What Is Poison Parsley: Tips For Poison Hemlock Identification And Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Conium maculatum isn?t the kind of parsley you want in your cooking, but a deadly wild herb. Learn to identify poison parsley in your yard as well as information on poison hemlock control so you can protect your family and pets. Click this article to learn more.

Purple Deadnettle Control: Getting Rid Of Deadnettle Weeds

By Kristi Waterworth

Every perfect lawn represents a hard-won battle against weeds like purple deadnettle. If your lawn has spots of this annoying purple plant, read this article for some ideas on how to eliminate it once and for all.

What Is Hemp Dogbane: How To Get Rid Of Dogbane Weeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Hemp dogbane weed is also known as Indian hemp. Both names refer to its one-time use as a fiber plant. Today, it has quite a different reputation and is something of a scourge in certain regions of the country. Learn more about its control here.

Herb Robert Control – How To Get Rid Of Herb Robert Geranium Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Herb Robert geranium has the ability to spread and take over native habitat quickly and prolifically. Fortunately, Herb Robert control is easy and non-toxic, although a bit tedious and time consuming. This article goes over its identification and control.

Cinquefoil Weed Control: Tips For Controlling Cinquefoil Weeds

Cinquefoil is similar in appearance to strawberries; however, this weed isn?t as well-behaved as its domestic cousin. If you determine the bothersome plant is indeed cinquefoil, you have a difficult problem on your hands. This article will help.

Controlling Gravel Weed Plants: Tips For Preventing Weeds In Gravel Areas

By Amy Grant

Although we have a poured driveway, my neighbor is not so lucky and the rampant weeds coming though gravel rocks are enough to drive her crazy. What are some methods for preventing weeds in gravel and/or removing these persistent gravel weed plants? Find out here.

Common Weeds In Pavement: Treating Weeds Growing In Pavement Cracks

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Cracks and crevasses in pavement are comfortable hiding places for weed seeds. Weeds in pavement are advantageous and use these convenient locations to secrete their seeds until growing conditions are optimal. This article will help with weed control in pavement.

Red Clover Growing In Lawns: Tips For Red Clover Weed Control And More

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Red clover is both a benefit and a pest, whose presence in the landscape can be either planned or accidental. It is important to have full red clover plant info so you can make up your mind as to whether this plant is an angel or an imp. Click here for more info.

Dodder Weed Control: How To Get Rid Of Dodder Plants

By Amy Grant

Dodder weed control and management is of paramount importance to many commercial crop growers. A parasitic annual weed, dodder afflicts many crops, ornamentals and native plants virtually decimating them. Find out how to get rid of dodder in this article.

Wild Cucumber Vine – Learn About Wild Cucumber Control

Wild cucumber vine is attractive and some people consider it worthy of ornamental status. To most gardeners, however, wild cucumber plants are pesky weeds. Read here to learn more wild cucumber facts and get tips for controlling its growth.

What Is Poison Hemlock: Where Does Poison Hemlock Grow And How To Control

By Jackie Carroll

Poison hemlock plant is one of those nasty weeds that no one wants in their garden. Every part of this noxious plant is poisonous, and its invasive nature makes it nearly impossible to control without chemicals. Find out more about the weed in this article.

Willowherb Information: Tips For The Control Of Willowherb

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What may be a noxious weed to one gardener is a thing of beauty to another. This might not be the case with willowherb weeds, as it's quite aggressive. Read this article for some clues on how to get rid of willowherb once and for all.

Is Glyphosate Dangerous? Information On Glyphosate Use

By Jackie Carroll

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the U.S., but is it safe? There is much debate about glyphosate dangers in the garden, our environment, wildlife and even us. Find out about the safety of glyphosate herbicide in this article.

Wild Lettuce Weeds: Tips For Controlling Prickly Lettuce

By Amy Grant

Amongst the multitude of weeds that can be found invading the garden is wild lettuce weeds - unrelated to lettuce. So what is wild lettuce and how can you get rid of wild prickly lettuce? Click on this article to find out more.

Bull Thistle Control: Managing Bull Thistle Plants In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Bull thistle is a prickly biennial that grows freely in disturbed soils, pastures, ditches, roadsides and unmanaged spaces. Read here to learn how to get rid of bull thistle and prevent this prolific weed from taking over your garden.

Yellow Rattle Plants: Tips For Managing Yellow Rattle In Landscape

Yellow rattle plant is an attractive wildflower that adds beauty to a naturalistic environment or a wildflower garden. However, the plant, also known as yellow rattle weed, spreads rapidly and can become highly invasive. Learn more here.

Mugwort Control: Tips For Getting Rid Of Mugwort

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Mugwort is a persistent weed but it is also a member of the Artemisia family of beneficial herbs. Mugwort control is a challenge due to its hardiness and spreading rhizomes, but the tips in this article should help.

What Is Kudzu: Information About Wild Kudzu Vine And Its Removal

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Kudzu plant is native to Japan and literally grows like a weed with vines that may exceed 100 feet in length. Kudzu vine removal is a wide spread issue and you can do your part with a little persistence and some chemical assistance. Click here for more info.

Broadleaf Signalgrass Weeds – Learn About Signalgrass Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Broadleaf signalgrass is a warm season weed that shows up nearly anywhere. It is similar to crabgrass and just as invasive. Learn how to control signalgrass in this article. Click here for more info.

Knapweed Control: Getting Rid Of Different Types Of Knapweed

By Kristi Waterworth

Gardeners are ever at the ready, waiting for an attack from the newest noxious weed - knapweed is no exception. Knapweed removal can be time consuming and frustrating, but this article can help.

What Is Tropical Soda Apple: Tips For Killing Tropical Soda Apple Weeds

By Amy Grant

Placed on the Federal Noxious Weed List, tropical soda apple weeds are extremely invasive weeds that are spreading rapidly through the United States. Learn more about its control in this article.

Control Of Crowsfoot Grass: How To Get Rid Of Crowsfoot Grass Weed

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

While beach grasses normally help with erosion and stabilize soil, crowsfoot grass can be an invasive weed of coastal turf grasses and open, exposed soils. Keep crowsfoot under control by reading this article.

Jimsonweed Control: How To Get Rid Of Jimsonweeds In Garden Areas

By Kristi Waterworth

Although the flowers of jimsonweeds can be very beautiful, this four-foot tall weed packs with it a poisonous payload in the form of a spine-covered seedpod. Read this article for more info.

What Are Post-Emergent Herbicides: Using A Post-Emergence Herbicide

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If pulling the pesky plants for hours is not your idea of fun, try a post-emergence herbicide. What are post-emergent herbicides and how can they keep your garden beds looking perfect? Learn more here.

What Are Pre-Emergent Herbicides: Tips On Using Pre-Emergents

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Pre-emergence weed killers are used on established lawns as part of an annual effort to combat plant pests. What are pre-emergent herbicides? Learn more about them n this article. Click here for more info.

What Is Flame Weeding: Information On Flame Weeding In Gardens

By Jackie Carroll

If the idea of weeding using a flame thrower makes you uneasy, it?s time to find out more about using heat to kill weeds. This article will help with that, so click here to get additional information.

Witchgrass Weed Control – How To Get Rid Of Witchgrass

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Witchgrass is something of a challenge to control, but there are methods of witchgrass weed control that are effective when used consistently. Read this article to learn more about them.

Using Herbicide In Gardens – When And How To Use Herbicides

By Jackie Carroll

There are times when the only way to get rid of a stubborn weed is to treat it with an herbicide. Read here to learn more about using herbicide in gardens. Click the link to get additional information.

What Is Windmill Grass: Learn About Windmill Grass Information And Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Windmill grass is named for its unusual windmill-like appearance. Windmill grass control is often necessary, as this is a prolific grower. Find out about this grass and its growing conditions in the following article.

What Is Knotgrass: Learn How To Kill Knotgrass Weeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Eternity grass is another name for knotgrass. Management of knotgrass plants is important if you wish to establish a stand of this native grass as part of an ecological effort. Read more here.

Identification And Treatment Of Locoweed – Tips On Controlling Locoweed

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is locoweed? The pest plant is a native weed found across the southwestern U.S. It is important to know how to identify and control locoweed in ranching areas. Read this article for more info.

Coltsfoot Information: Learn About Coltsfoot Growing Conditions And Control

By Jackie Carroll

Coltsfoot is a weed that goes by many names, with many referring to animal feet. Due to its invasive habit, learning how to get rid of coltsfoot plants is important. The information in this article can help.

Control Of Barnyardgrass – What Is Barnyardgrass And How To Control It

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

A fast grower that can quickly cover lawn and garden areas, control of barnyardgrass is often necessary to prevent the weed from getting out of hand. Keep reading to learn more about barnyardgrass weeds.

Stinkgrass Control – How To Get Rid Of Stinkgrass Weeds

By Kristi Waterworth

Stinkgrass weeds are among the annual grasses that plague and pester lawn care gurus and vegetable gardeners alike during warm days. Read here to find information and tips for controlling stinkgrass weed.

Control Of Lawn Spurweed: Tips For Eliminating Spurweeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

We?ve all been there. Spring arrives and our grass is becoming that green carpet in which you love to spread your bare toes. But what have we here? Sticky spurweed plants in your lawn. Get tips to control them here.

Wild Garlic Control: How To Kill Wild Garlic Weeds

By Amy Grant

I love the smell of garlic saut?ing in olive oil but not so much when it permeates the lawn and garden with no sign of abating. Learn how to get rid of wild garlic weeds in this article.

What Is Water Spinach: How To Keep Water Spinach Under Control

By Amy Grant

Growing water spinach can quickly get out of control, so information on managing water spinach is vital. Find tips and information on water spinach control in the following article.

What Is Hawkweed: Tips For Controlling Hawkweed Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is hawkweed? This relative of chicory is a fast spreading plant that is considered a pest. Thus, hawkweed control is paramount. This article will provide tips on how to get rid of hawkweeds.

Reed Grass Control – Tips For Removing Common Reeds

By Anne Baley

While a small patch of reeds may be an attractive addition to the landscaping, they spread so quickly that they?ll take over the lawn if you don?t take steps to kill them off. Read here for tips on controlling reed grass.

Oxeye Daisies In The Landscape – How To Control Oxeye Daisy Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Oxeye daisy is a pretty little perennial flower that might remind you of Shasta daisies, but don?t let this similarity fool you. This plant can quickly invade areas of the landscape. Get help controlling them here.

Lambsquarter Control Info – Tips For Removing Lambsquarter

By Jackie Carroll

Common lambsquarters is an annual broadleaf weed that invades lawns and gardens. Read this article to learn more about how to identify lambsquarters before this weed gets out of control.

Asystasia Chinese Violet Control: Information On Chinese Violet Growing Conditions

By Jennifer Deegan

Did you know that some plants are so invasive that there are government agencies created specifically to control them? Chinese violet weed is just such a plant. Learn more about controlling Chinese violet here.

Speedwell Control: How To Get Rid Of Speedwell Lawn Weeds

By Jackie Carroll

Speedwell is a common weed that infests lawns and gardens throughout the U.S. Control speedwell by following the tips and information found in this article. Click here to learn more about it.

What Is A Weed Barrier: Tips On How To Use Weed Barrier In The Garden

By Amy Grant

What is a weed barrier? Weed barrier cloth is a geotextile composed of polypropylene with a meshed texture similar to burlap. Read the following article to learn more about how to use weed barrier in the garden.

Sorrel Weed Control: How To Control Yellow And Red Sorrel Weeds

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Where soil has poor drainage and low nitrogen, you will undoubtedly find sorrel weeds. This unwelcomed perennial summer weed spreads by underground rhizomes. Learn more about getting rid of sorrel here.

Sedge Lawn Weeds: How To Control Sedge Plants In The Landscape

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Much like the witches in the Wizard of Oz, there are good sedges and bad sedges. Controlling sedge weeds can be a challenge to many gardeners. This article will help with sedge weed control.

Carpetweed Control: How To Get Rid Of Carpetweed

By Jackie Carroll

Weeds are always a cause for frustration, but carpetweed in lawns and gardens can really be annoying. Once it takes hold, carpetweed control can be difficult. So what can you do about it? Read here for more info.

Killing Garlic Mustard: Learn About Garlic Mustard Management

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Garlic mustard is a cool-season biennial herb that may occasionally garlic mustard can become weedy; therefore, it is important to become familiar with garlic mustard weed management. Learn more here.

Controlling Sandbur Weeds – Chemicals For Sandburs In Landscape

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Pasturelands and lawns alike are host to many varieties of pesky weeds. One of the worst is sandbur. What is a sandbur weed? Find out in this article and learn how to get rid of the weed too.

Invasive Plant List: Learn About What Plants Are Aggressive

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Invasive plants, also known as aggressive garden plants, are simply plants that spread rapidly and are difficult to control. Depending on your landscaping needs, aggressive plants are not always bad. Learn more here.

Controlling Foxtail Weeds – How To Get Rid of Foxtail Grass In Lawns

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is foxtail weed? The plant is usually an annual but occasionally a perennial. It invades disturbed soils across North America and produces thick ?foxtails? of seeds that spread prolifically. Learn more here.

Dame’s Rocket Info: Learn About The Control Of Sweet Rocket Wildflower

By Jackie Carroll

Dame?s rocket, also known as sweet rocket, may be an attractive flower but is considered a noxious weed. It behaves badly in the garden and is difficult to eradicate once it gets a foothold. Learn more here.

Hairy Bittercress Killer: Learn More About Control For Hairy Bittercress

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Late winter and spring signal growth of all plants but especially weeds, like hairy bittercress weed. What is hairy bittercress? This article explains more as well as how to keep the weed under control.

Controlling Lespedeza: Tips For Getting Rid Of Lespedeza Clover

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

No one likes to combat weeds in their grass, and common lespedeza is a persistent weed that competes with your grass for nutrients late in the summer. Find out about its control in this article.

Toadflax Control: Information On Controlling Toadflax Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Both yellow and dalmation toadflax are noxious weeds. If you already have toadflax in the garden and need to get it under control, you should know that its control is a challenge. That being said, this article should help.

Umbrella Flat Sedge: About Umbrella Sedge And Tips For Controlling Sedge Weeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Umbrella flat sedge is an ornamental grass often seen at the edges of rivers and ponds. The plant may become invasive in some areas, so it is important to become familiar with its control. Learn more here.

Wild Strawberry Weed Control: How To Get Rid Of Wild Strawberries

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

While I personally love them, many people consider wild strawberry plants as nothing more than weeds?weeds that they want gone! If you happen to be one of these people, click here to learn more.

Purple Loosestrife Info – Tips For Purple Loosestrife Control

By Jackie Rhoades

The purple loosestrife plant is an extremely invasive perennial. It has become a menace to the native plants where it chokes out the growth of all its competitors. This article has tips on how to control this weed.

Broomsedge Plant: How To Get Rid Of Broomsedge

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Broomsedge grass is a perennial, native weed reseeding from the heads on the broomsedge plant. The best way to get rid of broomsedge in the lawn is to stop it before it can spread. This article will help.

Bahia Grass Control – How To Eradicate Bahia Grass In Your Lawn

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Control of bahia grass is important in lawns to minimize competition. The grass seeds prolifically and spreads into turf areas. Find out more about bahia grass and its control in the article that follows.

Nimblewill Plant – Information On Nimblewill Treatment

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Many people find themselves battling weeds within the lawn each year. One such weed is nimblewill grass. Read this article to learn more about controlling this lawn villain. Click here to learn more.

Controlling Johnson Grass – How To Kill Johnson Grass

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Johnson grass has plagued farmers since its introduction as a forage crop. This invasive and noxious weed has gotten so out of control that many states require landowners to kill Johnson grass. Learn more here.

Smutgrass Control – Tips To Help Kill Smutgrass

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Both small and giant smutgrass is a problem in pastures in southern areas of the U.S. When their seeds sprout in your landscape, you will be looking for a way to kill smutgrass. This article will help.

Controlling Duckweed – How To Kill Duckweed

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Duckweed is a rapidly spreading aquatic plant that deprives ponds of oxygen. It is important to get rid of duckweed for the health of your pond and existing aquatic life. The following article can help with that.

Garden Weed Management: How To Control Weeds In Your Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Managing weeds in the garden is not one of our favorite things to do - it?s more like a necessary evil. Get tips for managing weeds in the garden from the following article. Click here for more info.

Eliminate Dollar Weed – How To Kill Dollar Weed

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Dollar weed,is a perennial weed that commonly pops up in moist lawns and gardens. This weed is often difficult to control once it becomes well established. Find out how to control it here.

Learn More About Burr Medic And Its Control

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

If your lawn is filled with prickly burrs, you likely have burr weeds. With a little vigilance, however, it is possible to control burr medic and improve the health of your lawn. Learn more in this article.

Dallisgrass Weed: How To Control Dallisgrass

By Jackie Rhoades

An unintentionally introduced weed, dallisgrass is difficult to control, but with a little know how, it is possible. Read this article for information on how to kill dallisgrass. Click here for more.

Killing Wild Onions – Tips For Getting Rid Of Wild Onion Plants

By Heather Rhoades

Wild onions can be found in many gardens and lawns and wherever they are found, a frustrated gardener is sure to be found nearby. These weeds are difficult to control, but this article can help.

Controlling Prostrate Pigweed – Tips To Remove And Kill Prostrate Pigweed

By Heather Rhoades

Pigweed, in general, covers several different kinds of weeds. A common form of pigweed is prostrate pigweed. This invasive weed has made itself at home in lawns and gardens. Find out more in this article.

Killing White Clover – How To Control White Clover In Lawns And Gardens

By Heather Rhoades

White clover is a plant that is either loved or hated by the homeowner. Knowing how to control white clover in lawns and garden beds is helpful. Get more info in this article and get ahead of this weed.

Controlling Canada Thistle – Canada Thistle Identification And Control

By Heather Rhoades

Perhaps one of the most noxious weeds in the home garden, Canada thistle has a reputation for being impossible to get rid of. Canada thistle control is difficult but the following info may help.

Knotweed Identification And How To Control Knotweed

By Jackie Rhoades

Weeds, weeds, weeds. We think we have them under control and then turn around and find something spreading where we least expect it. Knotweed is one such weed. Learn more in this article.

Controlling Japanese Knotweed – Get Rid Of Japanese Knotweed

By Heather Rhoades

Though Japanese knotweed plant looks like bamboo, it is not a bamboo. But while it may not be a true bamboo, it still acts like bamboo. Japanese knotweed can be very invasive. Learn about its control here.

Tips For Spotted Spurge Control

By Heather Rhoades

Spotted spurge weed can quickly invade a lawn of garden bed and make a nuisance of itself. Using proper spotted spurge control is important. Use the tips from this article to help control this weed.

Tips For Controlling Ragweed Plants

By Heather Rhoades

For an allergy sufferer, having your lawn or garden invaded by ragweed can be near torture. Controlling ragweed will help to keep your garden looking nice and alleviate allergy symptoms. Learn more here.

How To Kill Creeping Charlie Plant

By Heather Rhoades

While getting rid of the creeping charlie weed is difficult, if you know a few tips and tricks about how to get rid of creeping charlie, you can beat this annoying lawn invader. This article will help with that.

Crabgrass Control – How To Kill Crabgrass

By Heather Rhoades

Crabgrass is a frustrating and difficult to control weed that is frequently found in lawns. Getting rid of crabgrass completely is next to impossible, but this article can help. Click here for more info.

Purslane Weed – Eliminating Purslane In The Garden

By Heather Rhoades

The purslane plant can be a difficult weed to control due to its multiple survival methods. Much like a zombie, even after you think you have killed it, it can come back to life again and again. Find how to control it here.

Bindweed Control – How To Kill Bindweed In The Garden And Lawn

By Heather Rhoades

Any gardener that has had the displeasure of having bindweed in their garden, knows how frustrating and infuriating these weeds can be. Controlling bindweed can be difficult, but it can be done. Learn more here.

Poa Annua Control – Poa Annua Grass Treatment For Lawns

By Heather Rhoades

Poa annua grass can cause problems in lawns. Reducing poa annua in lawns can be tricky, but it can be done. With tips from this article and a little persistence, poa annua control is possible.

Killing Quackgrass: Tips For Getting Rid Of Quackgrass

By Heather Rhoades

Eliminating quackgrass in your garden can be tricky but it can be done. Getting rid of quackgrass requires persistence. Learn how to get rid of quackgrass from your yard and flower beds in this article.

Poison Ivy Control: How To Get Rid Of Poison Ivy

By Heather Rhoades

If ever there was a bane to the home gardener, it would be poison ivy. This highly allergenic plant can cause itchy rashes and painful blisters. Find out how to get rid of poison ivy this article.

How To Get Rid Of Nightshade

By Kathee Mierzejewski

If you want to know how to get rid of nightshade, you need to remember that it can be difficult but it is not impossible. Use the info found in this article to get rid of nightshade in the garden.

How To Kill Grass Naturally – Kill Unwanted Grass In Your Yard

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

While there are many ways to kill unwanted grass, not all of them are safe ways to kill grass.If you're looking for an alternative solution to kill your grass, read this article for natural methods that can get the job done.

How To Kill Chickweed: Best Way To Kill Chickweed

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Chickweed is a common problem in the lawn and garden. While difficult to control, it is possible. Read this article to learn about the best way to kill chickweed before it becomes out of hand in the landscape.

Invasive Plant Removal: Controlling Rampant Plants In The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Not all of the plants in the garden are as well behaved as they should be. Sometimes they become rampant and take over the garden. Learn more about these annoying weeds here in this article.

What Is A Weed: Weed Info And Control Methods In The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Weeds are an all too common occurrence in lawns and gardens. A weed is known simply as "a plant in the wrong place." Take a look at some common weed plants and if control is necessary in this article.

What Weeds Tell About Your Landscape

Getting familiar with weeds can help you improve growing conditions in your garden. So what do weeds tell you about your soil? Learn about weed soil indicators and soil conditions for weeds in the article that follows.

Conventional Weed Killers

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Conventional, or chemical, weed killers should be used sparingly; however, when done correctly, this method of control can save endless hours spent in the lawn or garden. Find out more in this article.

How To Keep Weeds From The Flower Bed Out Of Your Lawn

By Heather Rhoades

Many homeowners work very hard to maintain a green and weed free lawn - and flower beds. But what happens when weeds overtake flower beds? How do you keep them out of lawn areas? Learn more here.

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