Browsing University of Alaska Fairbanks by Subject "Lawns"
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Lawn Weeds in AlaskaMany different kinds of plants usually grow in close association with each other in nature. Woodlands, roadsides, mountain slopes, marshlands-almost all places not closely attended by man have their own complex plant associations. A lawn comprised of only one or a few grass species is an unnatural, artificial situation. Accordingly, lawns can be kept attractive only by diligent efforts to eliminate undesirable plants and to prevent the natural invasion of turfs by unwanted plants. This battle must be renewed each year. Knowledge of the habits and weaknesses of weeds enables the lawnkeeper to vanquish these foes in every encounter, usually with little expenditure of effort.