Broadleaf Plantain. Lawn Weed ID and Control Tips. How to identify and manage broadleaf plantain Plantago major (also called "common plantain"). Weed photos are included to help with weed id. Plantain is a very common lawn weed -- almost as common as dandelions -- and is found throughout the United States.
Buttercup Weed Information. Creeping buttercup is in the Ranunculus family and known for its lovely flowers. However, buttercup is considered by many to be a weed due to its invasive and prolific nature. Buttercup control is particularly difficult in large scale infestations unless you wish to resort to an herbicide.
Creeping Charlie, or "ground ivy" is an aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper of the mint family that thrives particularly in moist, shady areas, although it will also take some sun. Native to Europe and known by the botanical name, Glechoma hederacea, it has naturalized in North America, where it has become a hard-to-kill weed common in lawns.
Pre-emergence products should be applied around the time you expect speedwell seeds to germinate. Use post-emergent herbicides in spring and fall when the plants are actively growing. Speedwell Lawn Weeds. Proper lawn maintenance is the best course of action against speedwell weeds in lawns. Develop a regular schedule of watering, fertilizing with high-nitrogen lawn fertilizer and mowing. Dense, healthy lawns choke out speedwell as well as many other lawn weeds.