A well-maintained and healthy lawn is a good start, but, weed sprouts can still crop up. And herbicides are one way to control an outbreak.
- The three main herbicide ingredients are Mecoprop, 2 4-D, Dicamba. When used in different combinations, these ingredients kill weeds and provide overall weed control.
The toughest kinds of weeds such as crabgrass, sedges and broadleaf weeds, can be effectively controlled/prevented with products using quinclorac as an active ingredient.
To kill anything green, including grass, use glyphosate, the non-selective weed killer. Best for cracks in the sidewalk or driveway.
Carefully follow all safety precautions for all herbicides used.
While herbicides are one option, another alternative to weed control is removal with a straight screwdriver and pull weeds out of the ground by hand. Although this will take some effort, it provides effective control and helps prevent weeds from spreading.