DIY Weed Control & Prevention Tips for Yards and Gardens

Weeds aren’t just visually unappealing, they also take away valuable nutrients and minerals from your garden plants. Fortunately, herbicide isn’t the only way to get rid of common garden weeds. There are also some natural alternatives that can be just as effective at eliminating the weeds in your backyard if they are identified at an early stage.

Common Garden Weeds

Creeping Charlie
Creeping Charlies are invasive weeds that will spread out of control unless they are dealt with early. Learn how to pull away the entire plant.

Crabgrass are tough, aggressive plants that can be extremely problematic if they make their way onto your flower bed. You also need to learn how to deal with their seeds.

Sand Burs
Sand burs are a type of grass found in many parts of Southern United States. They can deal a lot of irritation by sticking to your clothes.

Thistles are flowering plants with sharp prickles around the flower head. They take a lot of effort and patience to eliminate.

Unwanted Grass
Has the grass made its way into unwanted areas such as the driveway or the garden bed? Learn how to treat the grass in isolation.

Mushrooms can be an unsightly appearance in the backyard. They will appear again and again unless they are handled in the correct manner.

Bamboo Stumps
Bamboos are considered invasive plant species. The bamboo shoots won’t disappear until you have eliminated the rhizomes in the ground.

As beautiful as they are, dandelions can very invasive and hard to remove once the plant has fully matured. You must remove the roots to eliminate them permanently.

Tree Stumps
Tree stumps are notoriously hard to get rid of. Learn how you can use a few simple home remedies to get rid of them permanently.

Trumpet Vines
Trumpet vines are fast-growing vines that can be hard to remove once their long tap roots have matured. They can harm other plants by preventing sunlight from reaching the area underneath.

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