what weed is this

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ch4x0r, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    Ground ivy has a distinct smell. Its a bear to stay on top of it. Especially if your neighbors have it. The guy that works for me replanted his lawn 2 years ago. Its now choked out by ground ivy
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I was going to mention that, but left it out since he didn't mention that in his OP. To me, it smells like I just cut grass covered with pepper. My neighbors on either side of me have it, but I don't. I use Scott's lawn products on my own lawn and have never had any trouble keeping it out, but yes, if left unchecked it will take over quickly.
     
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,134

    I just moved to the home farm this spring. Loaded with weeds. I used tzone on a good part and it burned every weed down. Wild violets are another pesky one line ground ivy.

    I only mentioned the smell as you said some get it confused.
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Common Mallow is another weed that looks similar to Ground Ivy.
     

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