Weeds growing with abandon? In your vegetable and flower beds and in your lawn?  Weeds, simply put, are plants growing where they aren’t wanted. Almost any plant – from grasses to trees to shrubs, under the right conditions, can be considered a weed. They come in a myriad of shapes, colors, sizes, and degrees of tenacity…some are pretty easy to control, while others, like bindweed (or what I consider the Kudzu vine of the west) seem to withstand and almost thrive on significant abuse. Common weeds (both grasses and broadleaf types) that plague our gardens are annuals like bluegrass, crabgrass, mallows, purslane, and spotted spurge, and perennial types – bermudagrass, bindweed, dandelions, nutsedge, and oxalis.

An overall weed management program involves preventive and removal methods. Preventing weeds from sprouting will make your life a whole lot simpler, especially given how prolific some types are in producing seeds. Here’s more information:

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