It’s big bad weed time in everyone’s garden and I’ve been getting a lot of desperate emails about homeowners needing help getting things under control.
So I’ve decided to tackle the top four weeds that are invading our lawns and gardens.
First up is the dreaded crab grass. Crabgrass (Latin name Digitaria) is a slender- bladed spreader that thankfully is an annual in our Canadian climate. Named after the Latin word for finger, digitus, this creepy grass sends long finger-like strands that mature into other clumps of grass in the lawn. Crabgrass is tricky to get rid of because it is part of the grass family. Any herbicides or easy fixes will also kill off your lawn at the same time.