Lawns free from weeds are a dream for many. However, it’s not that easy to win over weeds. Chronic weed problems are usually addressed with synthetic herbicides. But if chemical weed killers are used unwisely, they can be harmful for turf, pets, and people. Unless the underlying problems weakening lawns and favoring weeds are identified, it might…

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Dandelion – the ubiquitous weed – is a flowering plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. There are several fun and interesting dandelion facts that shed light on different aspects of this plant.    Taraxacum officinale, dandelion’s botanical name, has been derived from some Greek words referring to the medicinal characteristics of this species. ‘Dandelion’, their common name, has been…

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There are many weed control products out there designed to keep your lawn weed-free. However, not all of them are safe to be used around dogs, cats, and other typical backyard wildlife. Some are even harmful to grass and plants. Moreover, commercial weed killers are often quite expensive.  A lush green, weed-free lawn does not have to come at the cost…

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Give crabgrass zero chance to settle in your lawn Crabgrass is one of the most common weeds you can find in Iowa lawns. It is no wonder almost every home owner in Iowa is very keen on crabgrass prevention. Every body must be ready before the early days of spring roll into place. As it…

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Don’t let weeds take over as snow and ice leave your lawn Weed control is absolutely an all-year round job for lawn owners. Fighting weeds and all methods of weed prevention, however, are best done in the fall and in early spring. These are the best times in your year-long calendar to take advantage of…

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