Even the most beautiful lawn is likely to have weeds appear at some point. Keeping a lawn “weed free” takes more than just having a couple of herbicide treatments each year. Nature finds ways to make sure something starts growing in any lawn that has become too thin. Bare patches of soil quickly fill up with broadleaf and grassy weeds of all sorts. That’s why a healthy, thick strand of grass is the very best weed prevention there is.

Below are a few facts you should know in winning your war with lawn weeds.