what causes weeds to grow

What causes weeds to grow

Wet/soaked portions of the lawn

Thinning areas of the lawn

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Be careful not to over water. Loose, saturated soil can be a breeding ground for weeds. If you’ve seen regular rainfall in your neighborhood, supplemental watering may not be needed.

What causes weeds to grow

He explained that these plants compete for resources both of them need to grow: sunlight, water, nutrients, and space.

“Weeds are simply plants that are able to compete well with the plants we want to grow,” Miller said. “Imagine two plants growing side by side. Let’s say one is a squash and one is a weed.”

Dandelions are one kind of perennial. Each dandelion fuzz ball has as many as 100 seeds that travel in the wind. If a dandelion plant makes 10 flower heads, that’s 1,000 seeds waiting to sprout wherever they land. How many dandelions do you think you have in your lawn? If there are 50 plants, just think of those 50,000 new dandelions that can sprout from all those seeds. It’s no wonder weeds are so hard to control.

Seeds in the breeze