14 common garden invaders and the best ways to control them
To reduce infestations in lawns, keep the turf thick through consistent fertilizing; aerating will help, too. Dig out plantains before they set seed. Be sure to remove as much of the roots as possible (a dandelion weeder is helpful here), since these weeds can regrow from any pieces of the rootstalk that remain.
For chemical control, use a preemergence product or spot-treat plantains in the garden with glyphosate, taking care not to get the chemical on desirable plants.