Now is the best time to control winter weeds. With this beautiful week of weather, Iris and daffodils are starting to pop their heads up, but so are those irritating weeds. This is a great time to spray your winter-hardy weeds like Dandelion, Chickweed and Henbit in the lawn. These are weeds that are already growing so your spring application of PreEmergent won’t touch them, and IT’S BETTER FOR THE BEES! Spraying now, before flowers emerge and bees are active, protects the bees and the hives from weed killer damage. If you just have a few problem spots, a ready-to-use application of weed free zone should work, but for large areas or small weeds difficult to spot spray, a hose end application might be easier. In beds or vegetable gardens, either pull weeds or use Roundup – don’t get Roundup on desirable plants.