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low growing creeping weeds

Low growing creeping weeds

Weed Type:

Plantain

Weed Type:

Purslane

By seeds and root fragments.

Low growing creeping weeds

Water the lawn once more, don’t saturate the grass, since that would wash the sugar away. Spray the lawn with a light mist, providing just enough water to re-moisten the blades of grass and coax the sugar down into the soil and the roots of the lawn.

Select an appropriate herbicide. Products that contain MSMA or products with a chemical called bentazon work best. Nutsedge is a common enough problem, so herbicides that work against the weed will be labeled as ” nutsedge or nut grass killers.”

Bindweed is a vining plant that snakes across the ground. It has arrow shaped leaves and white/pink flowers that look like morning glories. Bindweed can grow four feet or more in length and develops deep roots.

Organic Solution:
Vigilance and persistence are required to control Bindweed, where you see it, cut it off at the soil level. Don’t try to pull it out as it will just re-sprout from its roots. By continually cutting it off at ground level as often as you can, will prevent the Bindweed from experiencing photosynthesis and thus it will eventually starve to death. Another alternative is to pour boiling water on Bindweed as boiling water kills all plants. If you use boiling water you will need to re-seed the affected areas.

Non-organic Solution: Chemical controls will require repeated applications to totally eradicate Cinquefoil. Contact your local garden centre or hardware store for options in your area.

Type: Broadleaf perennial

Control: Mulch your garden beds to prevent white clover in landscape areas. Use an iron-based herbicide such as Weed Beater ($24, Walmart) to get rid of clover growing in lawns or dig out the weeds in garden beds.

Where It Grows: Sunny or shady landscape areas

Size: To 42 inches tall and 30 inches wide

Pokeweed

Type: Broadleaf perennial

Control: Mulch your garden to prevent lamb’s-quarter. Pull weed plants by hand or use a postemergence herbicide.

Control: Mulch your garden to prevent bindweed. Repeatedly pull or cut down growing bindweed plants and/or spot treat with a nonselective herbicide ($10, The Home Depot) designed to kill roots, not just above-ground growth.

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Appearance: Lamb’s-quarter’s scalloped, triangular leaves have gray undersides.

Where It Grows: Lawns and gardens in sun or shade