Now that you know about the more common flowering weeds that grow closer to the earth, let’s examine some common flowering lawn weeds that grow a bit taller than the rest.
In lawns, ensuring that it is healthy and grows in a manner that outperforms the weed plant is the best way to prevent them from appearing. You can also mitigate an infestation by not mowing the grass too short and watering the lawn properly during dry periods.
The best way to control white clover is through proper lawn care practices and preventative maintenance.
Common Blue Violet
Ensure that when you pull this weed from the ground that you do not leave any living piece of its root system in the soil because it can regenerate.
The best way to control Canada thistle is by making your lawn less hospitable for it to take root. While it can grow almost anywhere, it’s partial to soils with low fertility and open areas. So, perform a soil test and ensure that the nutrient makeup of your lawn is up to par. If it’s not, make corrections through fertilizing and with soil amendments like compost. This will encourage the growth of desired vegetation, which, in turn, will discourage Canada thistle.
If your uncovered skin comes into contact with the spines of this biennial weed, you’ll experience some localized pain at the contact site.
White clover is one of the most common lawn weeds. This broadleaf perennial weed has compound leaves with 3 broad leaflets that you’re probably very familiar with. Each leaf has tiny teeth running along its edges and a very pale triangular mark across its surface. Each leaf is rounded and can grow to breadths of from ¼ to 1 inch.
Controlling these persistent lawn weeds and others requires killing these invaders, roots and all. IMAGE All-In-One Lawn Weed Killer starts working on contact to kill tough weeds in established lawns all summer long. The ready-to-spray container attaches to a regular garden hose, automatically measuring and mixing as you spray. It delivers visible results in three to seven days and kills weeds completely within two to three weeks.
2. Roncoroni, J., “Dandelion,” University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, January 2018.
To help your lawn grass stay at its competitive peak, follow these “good practices” as well:
For best results, treat new weeds as they emerge from soil, when they’re young, actively growing and still less than 3 inches tall. This stops these lawn pests before they can establish, set seed and spread on their own. Used as directed, IMAGE All-In-One Weed Killer is guaranteed not to harm your lawn.*