5 Weeds To Watch Out For This Spring — and How To Get Rid Of Them

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Besides the warmer weather and general sense of happiness in the air, one of the most exciting things about spring is all the blooming greenery. But nothing can ruin the spring mood faster than a fresh family of weeds popping up, ready to sabotage all your hard work.

Luckily, there are ways to control spring weeds so they don't take over your garden or lawn — it just requires the right materials.


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First, let's tackle the materials. The Roundup® Brand has a few different products formulated specifically for getting rid of your gardens' foes. It all comes down to where you live, so check out the Roundup® For Lawns page to find the right products for your climate.

This Roundup® For Lawns3 Ready-To-Spray , for example, is specifically formulated for northern grasses (like Bluegrass, Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass), while this Roundup® For Lawns6 Ready-to-Spray works best on southern grasses (such as Bermuda, Centipedegrass, Zoysia and St. Augustine grass). Both have easy-to-use hose-end sprayers that cover at least 5000 square feet, and while they kill weeds, they won't harm your lawns*.


For best results, you'll want to start by tackling weeds in their early growth stages. Here are five pesky weeds The Roundup® Brand can help you control this spring.

*When used as directed


1. Dandelions

These yellow flowers may be a telltale sign of spring, but that doesn't mean they deserve a place next to your tulips. They reproduce by the wind blowing their seeds around, and because there can be up to 15,000 seeds per plant, these bright-colored eyesores can become a problem real quick. Sure, you can pull them out by hand, but a more efficient approach is spraying the entire area with The Roundup® Brand Product designated for the type of grass you have.


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2. Clover



Four-leaf clover may bring good luck, but in reality, the three-leaf weed (often accompanied by the little white flowers) can put a damper on your pretty green lawn. Nip it in the bud by using a product like Roundup® For Lawns1 Ready-to-Use each year to target growing weeds.

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3. Dollarweed


Sometimes known as pennywort, this spring weed loves moist, warm areas, so if it's taking over your lawn, start by cutting back on the watering (if you're getting a lot of rain, skip the sprinkler that week). Then spray Roundup® For Lawns4 Ready-to-Use (which is specifically formulated for southern lawns) on the young, actively growing weeds for the best results.


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4. Yellow nutsedge


Characterized by its triangle-shaped stem and leaves that are in sets of three, yellow nutsedge often grows slowly in the spring and is therefore less easy to spot. However, late spring is actually the ideal time to stop it because it's in the early-growth stage, making it easier to control with Roundup® For Lawns products.

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5. Crabgrass


An opportunistic grass that can grow in almost any conditions and spread quickly, crabgrass is a course, less-than-picnic-worthy grass that can be tricky to get rid of. Roundup® for Lawns Crabgrass Destroyer kills even mature crabgrass. Weeds will turn white four to seven days after application — that whitening indicator is how you know it's working.

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