Weeds types can be broken down into three main categories.

These main categories include:

  • Broadleaf weeds
  • Grass weeds
  • Yard sedges

Broadleaf weeds are aggressive plants that are easily identified due to their flowers, leaf structures, and growth habits. Weed variety, life cycle, and timing all come into play when fighting broadleaf weeds.

Grass weeds are types of grasses that include crabgrass, goosegrass, crowfootgrass, and sandbur and annual bluegrass. These perennial grasses go dormant in the winter and creep into weak or bare patches of your lawn during the spring.

Sedge weeds are drawn toward moist areas of the lawn. Creating proper irrigation systems and removing low areas where water collects can help eliminate sedge weeds from your lawn. There are 12 different types of sedge weeds and each type requires a different control method.

Defense and control against weeds depends on a variety of factors and will inform the weed control program designed specifically for your yard.