Controlling weeds by hand-pulling them
may be all that is necessary if you practice regular and proper maintenance
procedures. Hand-weeding is particularly important to prevent infestations
of the following weeds because they are difficult to manage once
they have invaded.
Regularly removing weeds will greatly reduce the number of annual
weeds in your lawn.
- Remove weeds while they are still young and before they set
- Remove the entire weed, including the root, rhizome, or other
underground plant parts such as tubers or bulbs.
- Use a dandelion fork or a wide-bladed screwdriver to remove weeds
with a thick taproot.