Mammoth dandelions, carpets of Creeping Charlie and a smattering of lambsquarters, purslane and foxtail are flourishing while we stay in our homes during the rainy spring. Weeds can be a conundrum for most gardeners and may even cause some to throw in the trowel. However, there are some gardening practices that can help you win the war against the weeds.
There is a stage when weeds are little seedlings and only have one spindly little root. These are called thread stage weeds and are the easiest to kill. A simple roughing up of the soil can cause the roots to dry out.