Disruptive weeds can plague any garden and rob your plants and soil of nutrients and moisture. There are a variety of species that may invade, all of which can luckily be managed with the right strategy and hand tools. Here are a few weeds that you’re likely to encounter and ways you can manage and prevent issues.
What Are Some Common Lawn Weeds?
Many people know ragweed because of the allergy symptoms it causes. They grow in poor soil and luckily don’t have taproots, making them easy to remove by hand. You can also use an herbicide to remove and prevent them. Keep soil healthy by applying a nitrogen-rich fertilizer during growing seasons.
2. Stinging Nettle
Nettles feature acid-loaded needles that deliver a painful sting. They grow quickly, and many people accidentally spread the seeds while they attempt to remove the weed.
When getting rid of it by hand, wear thick gloves to protect yourself. Use hand tools to dig up the weed, including the underground rhizomes, so that it won’t grow back. If necessary, you can use organic herbicides instead.
This weed offers a variety of benefits for gardens, including keeping pests away and aerating soil. However, rapid growth will rob the soil of nutrients, and your other plants will suffer. Broadleaf herbicides will eradicate large patches of clover, and you can add a nitrogen-rich fertilizer to keep it from coming back.
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