Weed management and your landscape
How do weeds end up in your landscape? Most weeds travel to your yard by means of wind, birds, rain, application of soil amendments, transported soil, garden seeds that are not weed-free, or gardeners with seeds already on their clothing. They will always be present in your landscape, but with appropriate planning and management, your landscape will be able to thrive as a lawn or established garden without the hassle of overgrown weeds.
Most weeds will grow in unhealthy lawns. Weeds thrive in conditions where regular landscape care is not maintained. For example, regular weed control, soil improvements (adding compost or mulch), consistent watering, and application of fertilizer will greatly improve your chances of owning a weed-free landscape.