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Types of Grass Weeds

Broadleaf Plantain
Broadleaf Plantain

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.

Common Daisy
Common Daisy

The most common perennial weed in lawns, daisies have white petals and a yellow center. They have green, spoon-shaped leaves that form clusters of rosettes in the grass. They are very resilient to close mowing, so use a daisy grubber to remove them.

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Common Dandelion
Common Dandelion

A common weed, often found on nutrient-rich soil, white clover has small, three-lobed leaves and white or sometimes pinkish flowers. It is a perennial weed and spreads by runners that can quickly smother the lawn; lift these with a rake, then mow.

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Creeping Buttercup
Creeping Buttercup

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 Thistle
Creeping Thistle

Creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) This weed is often a problem in recently seeded lawns or in bare patches in existing grass. It has light purple flowerheads and spiky, wavy, thistlelike leaves, which are unpleasant to sit or walk on.

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Dandelion
Dandelion

The other kind of effective dandelion herbicide is a non-selective herbicide. Non-selective means that the herbicide will kill any plant that it comes in contact with.

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Ground-ivy
Ground-ivy

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.

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Heal-all
Heal-all

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) is a tenacious perennial weed that loves lawns and will stick close to the ground in order to survive even the closest mowing – it will even flower on 3cm-high flower spikes to ensure survival of its species.

Rumex Acetosella
Rumex Acetosella

Rumex acetosella, commonly known as sheep's sorrel, red sorrel, sour weed and field sorrel, is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. The plant and its subspecies are common perennial weeds.

Slender Speedwell
Slender Speedwell

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.

Stinking Willie
Stinking Willie

Annual herb with erect stems, deeply divided yellow-green leaves, and clusters of dull yellow cylindrical flower-heads. The marigold-like smell of the plants is distinctively sharp and unpleasant, hence its common name, stinking roger.

White Clover
White Clover

White clover is a perennial weed that grows low to the ground. While it can grow in many different places, it is typically found in lawns, especially sparse lawns where the competition from grass is weak.

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