How To Kill Weeds In Your Yard

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Your lawn and yard are one of the most prominent features of your home. So when there are weeds, it is very noticeable. 

Instead of hiring a weed removal service, learn how to kill weeds in your yard effectively on your own: 

What Plants Are Considered Weeds

How to kill weeds in your yard

Simply put, any unwanted plant is considered a weed. If it is growing somewhere that you do not want it to be growing, then it can be classified as a weed. Weeds can cause ecological damages or losses, and some can create health problems. They can spread persistently, causing more issues than just being aesthetically distasteful.  

Common Lawn Weeds

Common lawn weeds

Because there are so many plant species that are known for being weeds, it’s important to understand what the most common ones are in order to identify and remove them quickly. 

Clover: Easy to identify, clover is known to take over your yard with small flowers and petal-shaped leaves. Clovers can be found in lawns, fields, ditches, and low-maintenance areas. 

Crabgrass: Crabgrass is a very common grass weed that can be mistaken for your actual grass. They grow in clumps outwards, instead of upwards like real grass. 

Dandelion: Dandelions can grow in any soil and thrive in full sunlight. Even the best lawns can get dandelions occasionally. If the entire root is not pulled out, they will continue to grow. 

Nutsedge: Also known as nutgrass, nutsedge is commonly found in lawns during the summertime. It grows much quicker than grass and it is notorious for being hard to get rid of because of their deep, immersive roots. 

Poa Annua: Pao Annua is also called annual bluegrass and gross during the cooler months of the year. It looks much different than regular grass, making this weed stand out in your yard. During the summer months, it dries up and leaves brown patches. 

Spurge: Spurge grows quickly and if not treated, can become a large issue. This weed grows quickly along the ground during the summer months and comes in many different species. 

Virginia Buttonweed: This stubborn weed is very common in Southeast United States, and grows low to the ground. It is very tolerant to most herbicides, making it difficult to control. 

Creeping Charlie: Also known as ground ivy, this weed grows through roots and stems, and even on buildings. It thrives in moist, shaded areas, often under trees and shrubs. 

Goosegrass: Commonly confused with crabgrass, goosegrass grows many stems from one root. You can find this weed in yards that have poor drainage and compacted soil. 

Weed Removal


If your yard has been taken over by weeds, it’s time to turn to a heavy-duty solution that doesn’t involve hand-picking each plant or spending a fortune on a weed removal service. Using a battery weed sprayer is a great solution that saves time, energy, and money. The convenience of using a backpack weed sprayer makes it ideal for large spaces, such as your yard. Depending on the weed you are getting rid of, you will need to choose an herbicide that will not harm your other plants. Be mindful of the ingredients included before putting it into your battery weed sprayer. 

Proactive Lawn Care 

Lawn mower on grass promoting proactive lawn care

Proper lawn maintenance is not the only thing needed to keep a gorgeous looking lawn. Preventative care is essential to keeping weeds out and ensuring they don’t spread along your yard. 

Inspect: Check on your yard regularly to catch weeds early on. 

Clean: During your yard and garden work, clean your tools between each plant to avoid spreading any seeds.

Mow Regularly: Mowing not only keeps your lawn looking great, but it also helps prevent weeds from thriving and producing seeds. 

Watering: When watering your plants, only water the area of the plant to avoid potentially watering a weed nearby. 

With how much work goes into having a beautiful yard, it’s not worth the risk to have weeds spread. Get more info on lawn care tips and weed removal by subscribing to our newsletter.

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