Common Lawn Weeds


Red Sorrel is a summer, perennial broadleaf weed. Red sorrel is also known as sheep sorrel. It is identified by its arrow or fish-shaped leaves with a velvety touch. At the base of the leaf where it meets the stem there are two lobes. It is normally found in areas […]

Red Sorrel Control


Common mallow is an annual broadleaf weed.  Leaves are round or heart-shaped with several shallow lobes that range from one to three inches wide. Common mallow is sometimes confused with ground ivy. Common mallow leaves attach to the stem at the back of the leaf and ground ivy attaches at […]

Common Mallow Control


Sheperdspurse is a broadleaf, winter annual that forms a rosette shape. Tiny, inconspicuous, white flowers appear in the spring on a stalk that can reach up to 18 inches high. Heart-shaped, flattened seed pods form on this stalk also. Sheperdspurse usually blooms from March until frost. The leaves start at […]

Sheperdspurse Control



Prostrate knotweed is a wiry, mat-forming, summer annual weed. This weed normally germinates before any other summer annual weed. Branches can be up to two feet in diameter. Stems of prostrate knotweed are covered in small, blue-green leaves. Prostrate knotweed grows along the soils surface, with little upright growth. If […]

Prostrate Knotweed Control


Black medic is a spreading, summer annual or perennial that loves sunlight. It is normally found in compacted soils and high traffic areas. Black medic can be a sign of low nitrogen levels in the soil. The leaf of black medic is similar to clover. It has three egg-shaped leaflets. […]

Black Medic Control


Nimblewill is a warm-season, grassy perennial. It normally emerges in May and goes dormant in September. Leaves of nimblewill are short, flat, blue-green, and 2 inches in length.  Six inch flower stalks appear in late summer. Nimblewill prefers rich, moist, unfertilized soils. It can be found in either sun or […]

Nimblewill Control



Yellow woodsorrel is a summer annual or perennial. Each leaf normally consists of three heart-shaped leaflets. Yellow woodsorrel reaches 8-15” in height. It blooms bright yellow flowers from early spring through mid-fall. Yellow woodsorrel can grow in moist, dry, sunny, and shady conditions. It can withstand a quarter inch mowing. […]

Yellow Woodsorrel Control


Ground ivy is a winter perennial. It is also known as creeping Charlie. It was formerly used as a medicinal herb but is now considered a lawn weed. Ground ivy is found in moist, shady areas. If ground ivy is growing in the shade leaves are more than likely deep […]

Ground Ivy Control


Green foxtail is a summer annual grassy weed. It is often found in lawns that are patchy and thin. It is also found in pastures, along roadsides, and gardens. When green foxtail is young it is often mistaken for crabgrass so be careful when identifying. The easiest way to identify […]

Green Foxtail Control



Curly Dock is a perennial weed. Young curly dock plants are slightly wavy with purple spots. Mature curly dock is normally a reddish purple color and extremely wavy. Stems of curly dock can range from 1- 4 feet tall and leaves can reach 6-12 inches. It is normally found in […]

Curly Dock Control


Goosegrass is a warm season annual. It is often mistaken for crabgrass. Another name for it is silver crabgrass or wiregrass. A great way to identify goosegrass is to roll the leaves between your fingers. Goosegrass is folded in the bud while crabgrass is rolled. Therefore, goosegrass will not roll […]

Goose Grass Control


Buckhorn Plantain is a cool season perennial with narrow leaves that form a rosette. The leaves are normally 3-10 inches long and 1 inch wide and have a bit of a curl or twist to them. This weed is normally found June- September. Buckhorn Plantain spreads by seeds. Normally it […]

Buckhorn Plantain Control



Broadleaf Plantain is a broadleaf perennial that tolerates many conditions such as; dry, wet, heavy soil, and low mowing height. The leaves can either be green or purplish. They are normally oval or egg shaped. Broadleaf plantain flowers from its base in the summer months.  It is normally found June […]

Broadleaf Plantain Control


Yellow Nutsedge is a warm season perennial weed that is found in poorly drained soils. It is a light yellow-green upright weed with leaves that can reach up to three feet tall and ½ inch wide. Yellow nutsedge can tolerate moist soils. Also, once established it can tolerate dry soils […]

Yellow Nutsedge Control





Crabgrass has been considered one of the most troublesome weeds for several years. Crabgrass is a summer annual with a spreading habit with blue-green to purplish leaf blades. Crabgrass is normally found in thin turf grass or open areas. Lawns that are mowed two inches and shorter allow a lot […]

Large Crabgrass Control