Weed control is the botanical component of pest control. Stop the weeds from reaching a matur stage of growth when they can be harmful to domesticated plants and livestock using physical and chemical methods. Weeds are the worst possible thing in a gardeners world! They can destroy your favorite flowers. Just learn how to control them and you will be fine. There are a lot of weeds that are common to New York state in East Northport. As I am gardening, these are weeds that I see the most often.
The first weed that I see the most often is crabgrass. Once the crabgrass takes root, they are difficult to remove without harming the lawn. However, with ideal control you can prevent them from developing in the first place. To stop crabgrass from developing, use a pre-emergent herbicide. Pre-emergent herbicides are chemicals that prevent the germinating weeds from establishing in the lawn. These herbicides control annual grass weeds by inhibiting cell division in the young root system. Without the root system developing, the young seedling weeds will die off shortly after germination. I recommend using Scotts Turf Builder as your pre-emergent herbicide. Just remember that if you decide to apply a pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn in the spring, you cannot reseed easily until the fall. I see crabgrass all over the place in East Northport, New York. They should do something about it. Crabgrass is in front of restaurants and close to the beautiful Northport Public Library. Crabgrass leaves lawns looking unkept.
Dandelions are another common weed in East Northport, New York. As a small child this may look like a beautiful flower to you, and you can string them together and make a necklace. Once fall comes around they have their pretty white fluffy seeds that you can blow and make a wish. Do not be fooled! Dandelions are weeds, and they can sprout up everywhere if you aren’t careful. Dandelions are most active during the spring. In order to prevent them from spreading, rake your lawn in early spring with a metal garden rake to raise the creeping weed stems. Right after that, mow your lawn and keep the mower low to the ground. After both of those steps are done, make sure that you collect and dispose of the clippings to remove the weed stems. This will prevent them from re-rooting.
Clovers also have the same type of concept. You might not think they are weeds, but don’t let them trick you. People say that finding a four-leaf clover brings you luck. However, the oxymoron is that it’s definitely unlucky. A clover is a weed, and in a gardeners mind a weed is bad luck. Stop clovers from developing, by using the same control methods as you would with dandelions. You don’t need any products, just some raking and mowing will do the trick.
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