Cats Ear: How to Keep it From Your Yard

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FEBRUARY, 2019

DIY
Weed Control

The Cats Ear Weed got its name from its leaves, the main distinguishing feature from it and the Dandelion. Its leaves are relatively wide, hairy and resemble the shape of a cat’s ear.

 If this weed appears in your lawn, chances are you have bigger issues at play. These weeds will grow in a diverse range of soils (including low nutrient ones) and as such only tend to appear in lawns when the soil has a poor nutrient level.

As a younger weed, the Cats Ear will be a stemless rosette but as it matures, it will develop a stem and sprout little yellow flowers. Generally, flowers will appear around spring and this weed will grow between 15-80cm tall.

As a perennial weed, it will spread through its roots, so it is best for you to either be sure you remove all of its roots or to use herbicide. An All-Purpose Weed Control will do the trick.

Cats Ear in your lawn

 Did you know:

Every part of the Cats Ear Weed is edible. The root is used as a coffee substitute.

Once you have done this, it’d be wise to do a pH test to see what underlying problems may exist in your soil.

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