Landscape weeds: basics
Weeds are opportunists. If there is an area in the yard with little or no vegetation, or if the vegetation is highly stressed, weeds will flourish. Their adaptability to difficult growing conditions is what makes us call them a weed.
Another basic is to identify the types of weeds present in your landscape. Is the weed an annual, biennial, or perennial?
Annuals may be summer annuals such as crabgrass. There are also winter annuals that germinate in fall and live over the winter, such as blue mustard.Biennials like common burdock, houndstongue, and musk thistle require two seasons to complete their growth cycle. Perennials that grow every year are common dandelion, Canada thistle, and field bindweed.
With this prevention and identification knowledge, you are well on your way to getting landscape weed problems in hand
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Updated Friday, March 07, 2014