Staying on top of weeds early in the growing season will make late season gardening easier.
If you're overwhelmed with weeds, focus your efforts by pulling or digging offenders about to set seed.
Spot spray weeds in lawns using a broadleaf herbicide that preserves turf grass while zapping weeds.
Dig or spot spray dandelions in lawns. Remember when digging dandelions that you need to get the top 2 inches of tap root to ensure the plant won't resprout.
For a homemade weed spray, mix 3 parts undiluted vinegar (10 percent acidity) to 1 part liquid dishwashing soap. Spray weeds. Tough perennial weeds may require repeated sprays.
Test Garden Tip: Create a targeted herbicide spray zone by cutting the bottom off a plastic gallon jug or by removing the top and bottom lids from a large trash can. Slip the bottom end of the jug or can over the weed and spray herbicide through the top, coating weed foliage.
Continued on page 3: What to Plant Now