Appearance: Broadleaf weeds grow within lawns, but do not have the appearance of regular grass. They are usually darker green in color than grass blades. They have broad, flat leaves, which are often waxy and shiny, and they can cover an area that is very dense. The leaf texture is often very coarse. The roots are typically shallow, and this is a weed that can be aggressive and invasive.
Location and Behavior Patterns: Broadleaf weeds include weeds, such as; dandelions, plantain, and chickweed, among others. This type of weed will often grow in areas of the lawn that has weakened grass roots. Unless treated, the Broadleaf Weeds will continue to grow throughout the growing season, and can destroy the grass around it.
Treatment: The best time to treat this bothersome weed is when the plant is weak and when the temperatures are not too high. Early Spring or late Fall is the most effective time of year to treat. Herbicides, either in liquid form or in granule form, can be effective, but it is important to use the best type of herbicide for your particular lawn type. Choosing an appropriate herbicide will help to protect the rest of your grass, while targeting the bothersome Broadleaf Weeds in the area.
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