The Weeds of Oklahoma
With rain and warmer weather comes weeds. Sometimes they can be hard to spot and often times blend in with your lawn.
Red Dirt Gardening made a list of the most common Oklahoma weeds to help you identify the different varieties:
– Annual or cool season perennial.
– Reproduces by seed
– Shallow rooted with bright yellow flowers.
Bind Weed or Creeping Jenny
– Reproduces by seed
– A spiny coarse plant that when mature has a large reddish purple flower that appears from summer through fall.
With rain and warmer weather comes weeds, so here are some tips to help you identify them!
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A lawn will soon deteriorate without effective weed control and Tulsa yards are vulnerable to invasion by a number of annual and perennial weeds that are not always easy to control. This guide highlights some of the most common weeds which require prevention or eradication in a way that will not put family members and pets in danger.
Flowers That Appear Everywhere
Clover (Trifolium repens) is the most common low-growing weed, clover is a very invasive perennial plant that can quickly cover a yard without weed control. Tulsa lawns often become inundated with the small flowers of white clover during the summer months.
Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) looks very nice, with small trumpet shaped flowers. However, without effective weed control, Tulsa lawns suffer a lot when those pretty flowers take over. Lawn grass is unable to grow healthily when the rapidly spreading roots of the creeping charlie take all the nutrients out of the soil.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a persistent perennial that competes with strong roots that compete with other plants for space and for nutrients. These bright yellow flowers and rosettes of leaves pose a big threat to lawns, mainly because of the way their seeds are so easily spread by the wind.
Dollar weed (Hydrocotyle umbellate) has inconspicuous flowers and the plant is better known for its coin-shaped leaves. This perennial thrives in warm damp conditions and is extremely difficult to get rid of in lawns without adequate weed control in Tulsa.
Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) is a small creeping perennial with attractive blue flowers, but it is a plant that can drive you crazy when it spreads across a yard or gets into a lawn.
Grasses That Need to be Stopped from Spreading
Crabgrass (Digitaria) can take over an entire lawn very quickly, crawling like a crab all over it. There is more than one variety of this undesirable grass that can infiltrate lawns without weed control in Tulsa.
Dallis grass (Paspalum dilatatus) is an introduced species of grass that has become a widespread and very invasive weed.
Quack grass (Elymus repens) is also known as couch grass and it is a very persistent invasive species.
Torpedo grass (Panicum repens) can drive out any lawn grass species when it takes over.
Any weed is by definition a persistent plant that is difficult to control. A variety of methods are required to eliminate weeds, which are either perennial or annual. Annual weeds do not stay in the ground all year round, but some of them start to appear at a time when you do not have any active pre-emergent weed treatment in place. Perennials are difficult to control because they used a variety of methods to survive during the winter months, so they will emerge again in the spring.
Weed control in Tulsa can therefore involve a number of strategies and may require applications to be repeated at various times of the year. These treatments will eliminate the most persistent
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