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- TIPS FOR A THICK, WEED-FREE LAWN (Aug 19, 2013)
I don’t know about you, but every year I struggle to keep weeds from taking over my lawn. In fact, it seems the only weed-free turf I see is when watching golf on TV.
- UNDERSTANDING HERBICIDE LABELS: IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (May 14, 2013)
So you’ve put away your hoe and selected an herbicide to kill those pesky weeds. Before you dive in and start spraying, pause to read the label. Doing so is vital if you want to control your weeds successfully and protect yourself, your family and the environment.
- NINE TIPS FOR CHEMICAL-FREE HOME WEED CONTROL (March 13, 2013)
If you’re taking a chemical-free approach to home weed control, you’ve most likely discovered it can be a real challenge. Without herbicides in your arsenal, it can be tough to keep the invaders out of your lawn and natural areas, flower beds and vegetable gardens, walks and driveways. To succeed, you need time, persistence and a multifaceted approach. Try these nine proven techniques that can help…
- CITY WEEDS: MANAGING PESKY INVADERS IN AN URBAN LANDSCAPE (Dec 5, 2012)
You might think weeds are only a problem on farms or in suburban communities with wide-open spaces. But they also plague urban landscapes — from our children’s schoolyards and the public parks where we picnic and play…to roadsides, abandoned lots and urban “natural” areas…
- WHAT MAKES A WEED (July 12, 2012)
Weeds tend to share some common attributes that contribute to their bad name — helping them survive under conditions where other plants would fail. Here are just a few of the characteristics that make a weed a weed…
- SMART CHOICES: HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT HERBICIDE TO KILL WEEDS (Mar 22, 2012)
Local garden centers and home improvement stores offer a dizzying array of herbicide choices for weed control. But how do you know which product is best for eliminating the weeds in your lawn, garden, flower bed, driveway or patio? To make the most effective and economical choice, you need to get “up close and personal” with the weeds growing around your home…
- GROWING WILD: A ‘HOW-TO’ GUIDE FOR AVOIDING WEED-FILLED WILDFLOWER MIXES (Dec 12, 2011)
Wildflower mixes offer a quick and easy way to create vibrant meadows of colorful blooms – providing long-lasting beauty and a habitat for birds and butterflies. If you plant the wrong mix, though, you could end up with invasive or weedy plants as unintended guests in your garden or natural area…
- NEVER LET ‘EM SET SEED (Aug 3, 2011)
Have you ever wished you could grow vegetables without hours of weeding? If you are like most gardeners, I bet you have. The good news is that with a bit of dedicated effort, you can reduce the weeding you do year by year until your vegetable garden is virtually weed-free….