common lawn weeds


This disease is commonly found in cool season lawns. It is normally found in hot, humid conditions. Also, lawns that have lack of moisture, hot dry winds, low pH levels, and increased levels of thatch are suseptible to fusarium blight. Fusarium blight causes circular, light-green patches that range from 2-12 […]

Fusarium Blight


Spots found in lawns that are brown with a redish-pink tinge may be red thread disease. Red thread is generally an indication of low nitrogen levels in lawns. It is found when temperatures are between 50°-75° and humidity is high. When red thread attacks a lawn it is time to […]

Red Thread




Dollar spot is often found during warm, wet weather. The months of May to June and September to October are usually when brown, circular areas begin to appear in the lawn. The areas range from the size of a silver dollar to six inches in diameter. If there is a […]

Dollar Spot


Grey snow mold is a fungal disease that appears in the spring after the snow has melted. It is caused from snow covering the lawn for long periods of time. Grey snow mold is normally identified by circular patches, anywhere for 3-12”, of dead grass. When snow mold is severe […]

Grey and Pink Snow Mold


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



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