Name this Weed??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lambdin, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. lambdin

    lambdin LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 94

    its taking over my yard!! 5 years ago I didnt have any at all, now its all I got
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  2. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Appears to be prostrate spurge. But the pic isn't all that good
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  3. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    I agree. Without being able to clearly see the leaves, it's tough to tell. However, I'm leaning towards Spurge myself.
     
  4. lambdin

    lambdin LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 94

    hard to get a good pic, was told it was mouse ear chickweed, I'm thinking that is correct, do you guys think it would be ok to round up now and reseed in early spring? its starting to really tick me off!! its taking over
     
  5. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    If you could take close up pic's of the leaves themselves, it would be much easier to identify. To me, it doesn't look like Chickweed at all and I think it definitely resembles Spurge. If it's Spurge (and I think it is), it'll die off with the cold weather and there will be no need for a Herbicide. As for spraying it with Roundup, are you doing a total lawn renovation?
     
  6. lambdin

    lambdin LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 94

    yes I'm wanting to do a total lawn re do, this stuff started about 8 years ago and has taken over the yard, its very invasive and hard to kill, I've had it with spending hundreds of dollars on pre-emergence and fertilizer. will try a new pic tommorow
     
  7. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,258

    looks like chickweed to me, but then again i'm definitely not a pro, still workin' on that one...
     
  8. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 368

    spurge or knotweed ??? If Either one is left to mature.they will harden off (become woody) and harder to kill .
     
  9. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 758

    I'd name it Phil. 'Cause it's filling out in your yard nicely. :hammerhead::laugh:
     
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Looks more like supine spurge to me...
     

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