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Weed Control Service – Guide to Bishop Weed & Prevention

Weeds are menacing invaders if your beautiful lawn. Having the right weed control service, your lawn problem will be a thing of the past. Drought and shade tolerant, with good-looking ground cover, the Bishop weed has blue-green leaves with white summer blooming flowers. It has a penchant to grow quickly, which makes it aggressive. The plant is classified as an invasive species in many northeastern states. Here are some tips on prevention and control of Bishop’s weed.

Manual Removal

Turf care 101 - manual pulling of weedsWith a little elbow grease you can remove Bishop’s weed effectively by grubbing or hand weeding them out of your lawn. recommends you go after the underground roots to ensure complete removal as just small piece of rhizome can easily thrive and grow into a new plant. Also, to make the weeding easier, moisten the soil with your garden hose and then with the use of a trowel loosen the dirt.

Start your digging approximately twelve inches away from the main plant in order to help loosen up the soil. Just repeat the digging or pulling process whenever you notice new Bishop’s weeds appear.


When disposing the weed it is recommended that you pile them on a tarp and then let to dry out in the sun for a few days prior to disposal. Avoid adding them to your compost heap as they could re-sprout very quickly.

Prevention As Weed Control Service

Weed control service and basic recommends covering patches of your yard with thick black plastic sheets during the early spring when the plants are just beginning to leaf out. This will help deprive the weeds with much needed sunlight, necessary for them to grow. Damp the soil first to achieve better heat conduction and then install a plastic sheet over it and then weigh down using sandbags and rocks.