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Homer D. Poe

The Truth about weeds


Our weeds are someone else’s native perennials

There are many ways of dealing with weeds, hand pulling, hoeing, flaming or
Weed control using vinegar: If you do spray with vinegar, don't pull the trigger
until you're right up close to the targeted weed.
Don't spray on a windy day, as the wind could carry your vinegar spray where
you don't want it to go -- on your grass.
You may have to repeat this several times since the store vinegar is (5%) in acetic acid.
There other chemical solutions they very according to the plant you encounter.
 Michigan state University Weed ID page

Dandelion

More money is spent trying to control this plant than any other except crabgrass. In some cultures dandelions are used in salads and to make tea.

To remove the dandelion, you must get the entire taproot out or it will regrow. Best time to control is early spring - April 15 thru May 15.

Organic: Vinegar
Chemical: Weed-B-Gon (brand name), with the active ingredient, 2, 4-D
Roundup (brand name), with the active ingredient, glyphosate

To use: Apply the herbicide directly onto the leaves of the weeds, since these herbicides are non-selective and will harm your grass.

Find patient medical information for DANDELION on WebMD. 

Bindweed (Wild Morning Glory)

Here is another misunderstood weed on WebMD 

This is one weed you will not win pulling it, Roundup (Glyphosate) is an option, as long as you can keep the herbicide spray or drift away from other plants in your yard. These herbicides are absorbed by foliage and move throughout the plant to kill roots and shoots. The best time to control bindweed is when the plants are flowering.

Garlic mustard
(Alliaria petiolata) is a biennial flowering plant in the Mustard family.
Garlic mustard is one of the oldest discovered spices to be used in cooking in Europe.
This weed tops the list of unwanted plants, Ortho® Weed B Gon MAX® Weed Killer For Lawns or Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer. They both work their way down to the root of the plant,
hand pulling small patch will also work. Do not pull when plant is in seed you will just promote it.

Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) Bermudagrass is a popular turf grass in the south.
It is also highly aggressive, crowding out most other grasses, in a well groomed lawn it can be found along sidewalks
where an edger is used. Keeping your grass cut at 2 ½” or higher won’t give it a chance to take hold.
Water your grass regularly and spot-treat any patches of Bermudagrass with Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Ready-To-Use Pump 'N Go® Sprayer.