Canada Thistle "Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: To 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide Where it grows: Sunny lawn, landscape, or garden areas Appearance: Spiny, gray-green leaves and purple flowers. Control: Mulch to prevent it in landscape areas; use a post-emergence herbicide in lawns in spring or fall. Or dig it out by hand. Note: Thistle has an extensive root system that can grow several feet out from the main plant."
Corn Gluten Meal Kills Lawn Weeds According of U of M: “Apply CGM in late Apr/early May, then again mid-Aug. Spread evenly, at a rate of 20 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn. Water it lightly into the soil to activate. CGM should be effective for 5 to 6 weeks. Check your wx forecast before applying CGM, it needs a few days of dry weather to go to work after the initial light watering-in.
We get it. Weeds are obnoxious and hard to eliminate. Use our guide to identify the common varieties and know how to remove them safely. Need help now? See our video on how to control weeds in the garden.
Although digging or hoeing is the most effective method for removing weeds, it can be tempting to use a little store-bought herbicide to make quick work of your weeds. But there are some very important health reasons to avoid them. Here are 10 non-toxic ways to handle weeds in your garden...