There are several weeds that contend for space in our yards. Most are annual or biannual pests. Some of the most common we have identified are henbit, dandelions, plantain, thistle, and horse weed.
If not properly controlled at the beginning of the season they can become a losing battle by the middle of the season. Some of these weeds can be combated by using broadleaf herbicides from Walmart or Lowes. There is always the proven method of spending the day in the yard pulling them by hand. Also there are home remedies one of which is using vinegar as a herbicide, note that vinegar will kill grass as well.
You may decide that all of this is too much work and it is in your best interest to hire a professional. Professionals should be licensed and insured to do the work you contract them to do. There are certain herbicides used by professionals that cannot be purchased by the general public. Also keep in mind it may take several applications to get rid of the more troublesome weeds.
No matter your choice, now is the time to start your assault on the weeds that have begun invading your yard. Maintenance is always required for a beautiful lawn. In the end the cost of Maintenance is always cheaper then the cost of replacement. When it comes to our yards, we must be mindful of our costs, but what price can we put on having an outdoor living space we can enjoy.