Prostrate Spurge – Identification

Q: I have a plant in my lawn that spreads out like a mat in August and September.

What can I do to control it?

A: You have prostrate spurge.

It is classified as a summer broadleaf annual. That means you can control it two ways: by applying an appropriate pre-emergent chemical in spring or by spot-spraying each clump with a broadleaf weed killer when you notice it.

The weed is also easy to pull by hand.

Prostrate Spurge

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