Weeds–you either love them or you don’t. In ninety percent of all circumstances, you probably hate them. The ten percent of circumstances you would find them desirable would be on the golf course greens and anywhere else you would pretty much only find frustration. So what exactly are weeds, why don’t we like them, and how can we control them? Well, let’s take a look.
Weeds are basically undesirable, self seeding plants. By definition, a weed is any plant that basically grows somewhere you don’t want it to–which is basically why we don’t like them. Even flowers are considered weeds, but only if they’re found growing precisely on your lawn and not in the flower bed where they belong. There are three commonly known types of weeds: broadleaf weeds, grassy weeds, and grass-like weeds. Weed seeds exist in nearly all lawns and gardens and they can spread through a variety of methods. Weeds can be dispersed just like any seedling of a plant–through wind, water, animals, and so forth. As they grow around other plants, they begin competing for necessary resources like water and nutrients in the soil to ensure their survival–and they usually win(which is another reason we don’t like weeds). Without proper control, weeds can kill off certain plants that may have taken you months and months to grow–so how can you prevent that from happening?