How can I control weeds? My husband and I have tried numerous different approaches to controlling weeds in our yard. We spray weed killer, then try to sprinkle grass seed in its place and they just seem to keep coming back. Over the winter our weed problem in the yard has gotten even worse. Are there any tips that someone could give me in how to control the weeds best? I've heard that manually pulling the weeds out could be the best option, as opposed to just killing the tops of them with weed killer. Has anyone tried this method?