Controlling weeds is high on every homeowner’s to-do list, and it may be easier than you think. Practicing proper mowing, watering, and fertilizing will actually prevent a lot of weed problems because healthy lawns leave little room for weeds.

Here are a couple of tips when dealing with weeds in your yard:

Grassy weeds (such as crabgrass) are controlled with pre-emergent herbicides applied in early spring like a blooming forsythia bush.

Broadleaf weeds (like dandelions) are controlled with a contact herbicide (either granular or liquid) in early spring, but for the best result, use it in fall after they have germinated but are still small.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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