Weed Control in Home Lawns

March 7, 2014

The complete elimination of weeds in the lawn is not a practical goal for many homeowners. A more realistic approach is to minimize weed populations through various control measures. An attractive, well-maintained lawn is an important component of a home landscape. Unfortunately, an infestation of weeds can reduce the aesthetic quality and vigor of the turf.

Today's blog is a revised Iowa State University extension publication on Weed Control in Home Lawns. The publication focuses on cultural, mechanical, and chemical practices that can be used to control weeds. Weed control of sedges, broadleafs, annuals, and perennials are highlighted below. In addition, you will find a comprehensive list of pre/post emergence options in the market today as well as a table on postemergence herbicide effectiveness.

The entire extension publication is attached in pdf form. To download the publication, click on the following link Weed Control in Home Lawns.

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Nick Christians Professor

Nick Christians, Ph.D. – University professor of turfgrass management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA, and adjunct faculty, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Dr. Christians received his B.S. from the Colorado State University ...