Arizona’s desert climate is not immune to lawn weeds. The state is home to many native lawn weeds that can quickly take over a landscape. They can sprout overnight and outgrow the plants that you care for. Recent rains have prompted vigorous growth in weeds. If left unchecked, they can steal water and nutrients from neighboring plants.
Weed seeds can arrive in your yard in many ways. They can be carried by wind or birds. They can also be brought in with yard equipment, grass seed, organic soil amendments, or on shoes, clothing, or even on the fur of pets.
There are a number of ways to control weeds. You can hand-pull them, mow them, or use a herbicide. You can also prevent weeds from taking over your yard by creating a healthy environment for your desired plants. This includes watering and fertilizing your plants regularly and controlling the amount of sunlight and shade in your yard. This guide will help you learn how to spot, control, and prevent weeds from taking root in your lawn.
There are two basic groups of weeds: grassy weeds and broadleaf weeds. Grassy weeds have narrow leaves that grow in parallel rows, while broadleaf weeds have wider leaves that are arranged in various ways.
Control methods for weeds will differ depending on the type of weed you are dealing with. Some herbicides target only broadleaf weeds, while others may affect both grassy weeds and broadleaf weeds.
Here is a table that summarizes the differences between grassy weeds and broadleaf weeds:
Oval and wide, arranged in various ways
Erect, spreading or trailing
Don’t cross over each other
Cross over or intersect
Crabgrass, Annual Bluegrass, Bermuda Grass
Dandelions, Clover, Chickweed, Creeping Charlie
Mowing, herbicides, hand-pulling
Mowing, herbicides, hand-pulling, smothering
There are many different ways to control weeds, depending on the weed type, the infestation’s severity, and your personal preferences. Some of the most common control methods include:
The best way to control weeds is to use a combination of methods. This will help to ensure that you successfully get rid of the weeds and prevent them from returning.
The best method of controlling lawn weeds is to prevent them from happening in the first place. You can do a few things to prevent weeds from growing on your lawn. These include:
By following these tips, you can help to prevent weeds from growing in your lawn and keep your lawn looking its best. Here are some additional tips for preventing weeds from growing on your lawn:
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