Types Of Invasive Weeds

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In your fight against weeds, you’ve probably come across any number of different types. And chances are equally likely that you went straight for the herbicide or started pulling them up as soon as you saw them. But believe it or not, some things that look like weeds can help be helpful in keeping your lawn green and healthy. And conversely, things that look like flowers and add colour to your garden could be hurting it if you don’t have the right weed control service.

The Good
Clover is a plant that most lawn owners immediately think of as a weed that needs to be killed. But before you start digging up or spraying your clover patches, consider the fact that it may be helping your lawn. Contrary to most other weeds, clovers can add nutrients to your garden, and even contribute to keeping other plants at bay.

By taking up space on your lawn that could otherwise be occupied by malicious plants, clover can promote a healthy yard. It even has the bonus of looking nice. So next time you see clover on your lawn before you immediately start pulling it up, think about its benefits to your garden first. An expert weed control service is key.

The Bad
Dandelions are to most people, a beautiful looking plant. They add a bit of colour to the lawn and can even be eaten. But they are a weed and a bad one at that. The presence of dandelions in your garden means that it has a problem, either with the soil or the grass itself. You should remove dandelions as soon as you see them because they are deep-rooted and take up a lot of space that should be used by your grass’s roots.

They take up more than a fair share of nutrients and water as well, making it harder for nearby grass to grow the way it should. After pulling or killing the dandelions, be sure to check the soil and maybe add some fertilizer to it to ensure your neighbouring grasses grow in strength.

The Ugly
While not technically a weed, when different species of grass start growing on the same lawn the effect can be unattractive. Just imagine a whole garden of perfect Bermuda grass, with spots of wild growing meadow grass. It throws off the entire look of your yard. It is risky to kill the intruding grass with herbicides because it can destroy your existing lawn as well. You need to make sure you get the whole root pulled up, or the green can quickly grow back.

After you get the other grass out, make sure your soil has the appropriate nutrients and plant the type of grass that is in the rest of your lawn. Be sure to keep an eye out for intruding grass, because you may not consider it as a weed. Not all weeds are created equal, as we can see. Some are malicious, such as the dandelion, while others can help your lawn stay healthy like clover. And still, others aren’t even weeds but can make your garden look unattractive. Whatever the case, be sure to be continually checking and maintaining your lawn and plants won’t sneak up on you.