Having Trouble with invasive weed.

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Paul1115, May 19, 2008.

  1. Paul1115

    Paul1115 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if someone here could help me identify this weed in my backyard. It is in several places and covers about 10 square feet in each spot. I thought it might be creeping charlie but the leave don't seem to be the same.

    Here is the weed.


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    Any ideas on how to get rid of this.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
  2. bglawncommand

    bglawncommand LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 48

    Looks like ajuga reptans. Bugleweed. Could be wrong, but fairly sure.
     
  3. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    It definitely is ajuga. I love it and have been trying to grow it for several years. But it doesn't spread too well on my lot. I'd need a few thousand more plants to cover all the ground with it I'd like to, but it's too expensive to buy......roughly 10 bucks each. I've tried growing it from seed ($50 worth), but it didn't take.

    http://www.naturehills.com/product/bronze_beauty_ajuga.aspx
     
  4. Paul1115

    Paul1115 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Thanks for the help identifying the plant.

    If I knew how long it would last in the mail I would ship a load down to you.

    It is everywhere here. That is way I am trying to get rid of it. It is all through out my lawn. My first spring in my first house has brought up a lot interesting things.

    Thanks,

    PB
     
  5. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Try Roundup. That seems to kill most broadleaf plants.
     
  6. bglawncommand

    bglawncommand LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 48

    A few apps of Trimec, and a little patience goes a long way.
     

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