Identifying Clues
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Identifying Weed Species

To control weeds, you first need to identify the various types of weeds growing in your turf.  Weeds are either narrow-leaved and grass-like, or broad-leaved.  You also need to know the lif… Read more »

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Common Lawn Weeds

Here are the most common weeds and recommendations to eliminate. Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) Photo by Dr. Van Cline, Agronomist, The Toro Company Frequently found in compacted, infertile… Read more »

Weed Removal
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The Nitty-Gritty of Weed Removal

Prevention through appropriate cultural methods is your first line of defense against weeds, but eventually there comes a time when you need to roll up your sleeves and get after them.  On sm… Read more »

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Some Least-Toxic Herbicides

  Herbicidal Soap is made from potassium salts of fatty acids derived from naturally occurring plant oils and animal fats.  Contact with herbicidal soap damages plant cell walls, cau… Read more »

Herbicides
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Herbicides

The use of an herbicide to spot-treat hard to weed areas is sometimes necessary. When looking at large areas of lawn contaminated by weeds, most people consider resorting to herbicides.  In… Read more »