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Please help identify this weed and how to kill. Thanks

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by clydesdale, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    I have this weed in my parents lawn. It showed up this year and has been very aggressive. Can you please identify it and help me get rid of it?



  2. 31bro

    31bro LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 126

    I think it is Healall. Does it have a purple flower?
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    drought stress-o-rama. Looks as dry as many of the lawns around here. I didn't think y'all were having a problem with lack of rainfall like us.
  4. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    We really aren't yet. Maybe it is the pics, but the lawn is still green. Some dry spots, but not terrible. Last year was MUCH worse. We could use some rain, but lawns are still mostly green.
  5. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    My quess,

    smooth pigweed (Amaranthus hybridus)

    preemergent in spring or 24-D in summer
  6. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,194

    Lesco's Three-Way is labeled for pigweed. However there is a precaution to spraying in the heat or drought and stressed turf. Read the label on amount. Don't mow for a few days after spraying. I would water the lawn and pull them. Hogs do like to eat them as I remember or they would make great compost. At any cost do not let them bloom and go to seed or next year you'll have tenfold pigweeds.
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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