Tips to Control Broadleaf Weed Sprawl

Sep 22, 2017

Growing season is nearing its end, but plants in the yard and garden remain busy nonetheless. Specifically, broadleaf weeds can pose a problem for homeowners during this time of year. Iowa State University professor of horticulture, Nick Christians, has some tips about controlling broadleaf weeds.

"Don't go too early with your broadleaf weed controls," Christians says. "You don't have to be in a big hurry; a lot of people are, and they're out there in late August, early September. I recommend waiting until late October, into early November. Some of the really hard-to-kill weeds are best controlled with late applications."

On this Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Christians and Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialist Richard Jauron about maintaining your lawn this time of year. They also take calls from listeners.