Broadleaf grass isn't grass at all, but is instead a type of weed that invades lawns. These weeds spread aggressively and require frequent maintenance to control them.Continue Reading
Broadleaf weeds can be reduced through the use of pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicide, but eradicating them completely is unlikely. Broadleaf weed seeds occur naturally in soil. They are also introduced to lawns through bags of poor-quality grass seed mixes.
Some examples of broadleaf weeds include dandelion, chickweed and wild onion. Spotting these weeds in a lawn is easy since their broad leaves look very different from fine bladed grass. Maintaining a healthy lawn through irrigation, fertilizer, good mowing practices and herbicides will keep these weeds under control.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
Bermuda grass needs a fertilizer that has nitrogen for strong grass blades, phosphate for strong roots and potash to help build resistance to diseases and drought. For killing weeds, use a type of herbicide chemical, depending on which type of weeds need to be destroyed.Full Answer >
Broadleaf weeds are identified by distinctive features of the seed leaves, as well as by the arrangement of the leaves. Seed leaves in a broadleaf weeds come in pairs and are thicker and fleshier than later leaves. Some have a distinctive odor that helps differentiate the weeds. The arrangement of later leaves varies with the species, with some alternating and others facing opposite each other or in a spiral pattern.Full Answer >
Newly hydroseeded lawns require the same type care as any newly seeded grass. For the first two weeks, water the hyrdroseeded area two to three times daily, then reduce watering to once daily until the first mowing. The first mowing should occur when most of the lawn is about 3 inches tall and should cut no more than one-third of the height from the grass. Gradually lower the cutting deck of the mower as the grass becomes stronger.Full Answer >
Ryegrass seeds are often broadcast on well-prepared lawns and watered on a regular basis to achieve germination. The seeds thrive well if covered with a thin layer of soil. You don't need to plant them in the soil.Full Answer >