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Common Lawn and Garden Weeds, and How to Get Rid of Them

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Weeds are a fact of gardening life. As organic gardeners, we choose not to depend on synthetic chemical sprays for controlling our weeds. Effective organic weed control methods include correctly identifying your weeds, learning about their life cycle, and knowing the best way to control them. This article will help you with all three.

1. Dandelions

Dandelions
Colleen Vanderlinden
Dandelions are easily the most recognizable lawn and garden weed, with their bright yellow flowers and broad-leafed foliage. If you are diligent, they are actually fairly easy to control.

2. Bindweed

Bindweed
Colleen Vanderlinden
Bindweed. That single word alone is enough to send many gardeners off on relentless rants against this garden thug. Don't let those pretty flowers fool you: bindweed is tough. Here's how to get it out of your garden.

3. Plantain

Plantains are common lawn weeds throughout most of the U.S. and Canada. Their coarse texture makes them stand out in a lawn, and not in a good way. Luckily, they are fairly easy to prevent and control.

4. Yellow Woodsorrel

Yellow Woodsorrel
Colleen Vanderlinden
Yellow woodsorrel looks like a clover at first glance. That is, until you notice the tiny yellow blossoms. This common lawn and garden weed is often confused with another persistent weed, Black Medic. This can be a tricky one to control, but with diligence and good timing, you'll start seeing less of this weed in your garden.
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