Weeds can be indicators of other lawn problems 07-14-08
Your Extension Experts
Turfgrass Extension Specialist/Weed Scientist/Weed Control-Turf and Ornamentals
A weedy lawn is usually a sign that the lawn has other problems as well. Many of the weeds found in a lawn can often be used as indicators to identify these other lawn problems.
Take note of the weeds found in your lawn and examine the environment you find there. By making a few cultural changes such as adding fertilizer and lime, mowing more often at the proper height, or correcting some drainage issues may encourage a much healthier lawn and reduce your weed problems.
More specific information on chemically controlling weeds in home lawns can be found in extension publication #1532 Weed Control Guidelines for Mississippi.
Published July 14, 2008
Dr. Wayne Wells is an Extension Professor and Turfgrass Specialist. His mailing address is Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mail Stop 9555, Mississippi State, MS 39762. firstname.lastname@example.org