If you have a yard, you know how annoying and destructive weeds can be. They can transform your grass into a mangled mess. Weeds may be tiresome to deal with, but if they’re let be they can become an unmanageable and even worse disaster. Therefore, it is imperative that you know which weeds you’re dealing with because different weeds can behave and need to be taken care of in different ways.
There are many different types of weeds. The first type of weeds are called biennials. These are weeds that have a two-year life cycle. The first yea
r they gain the nutrients they need to grow, and on the second year they will try to take over your yard. Luckily, this makes them easier to deal with because you have two years to kill the menace. To prevent this you should provide a herbicide at least once a year to your yard in order to kill any potential weed growth. Common types of biennial weeds are musk thistle and sage.
The second type of weed, the annuals, go through an entire plant cycle in a single-year. Their single-year life cycle can make them much harder to deal with because they can fully mature before a yearly herbicide can be delivered. This weed also reproduces much faster and will most likely return after a year of dying. Because of this, it is sometimes better to use a pre-plant weed killer. This essentially makes it so the annual weeds cannot grow in the first place and therefore are unable to replicate. Common types of annual weeds are chickweeds, redroot, and foxtail.
The last type of weed is perennials. Perennials are weeds that set up long root systems and plant chains that essentially choke out any competing plants. Because they can grow so big, perennials can be hard to deal with. Generally, the best way for you to prevent perennials is to make them unable to grow. This means planting dense plants around a desired area to choke perennials out of sunlight and water. However, if they are allowed to grow, the best way to deal with perennials is to deliver herbicide on them in any form. Common types of perennials are dandelions, bindweed, broadleaf, and certain types of sage.