low growing green weed

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Date Photo Taken: 02/24/2013
Location: Smyrna, GA
Posted By: gwosborne

Notes:

This little green weed that looks like a tiny ivy is invading my lawn and I don’t know what to use to stop it.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Most of the small low growing weeds you’re seeing in your lawn now are winter annuals. The most effective way of eliminating them is with two fall applied preEmergents. Miss that window and postemergents will be needed this time of year. A product like Weed G Gon should help. Make sure you read the label.
    Now, what detail I can make out in this picture looks like Parsley-piert. Compare to this link:http://commodities.caes.uga.edu/turfgrass/georgiaturf/WeedMngt/images/ALCAR1.jpg

    February 26th, 2013 at 9:05 am
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Woops! That B Weed B Gon.

    February 26th, 2013 at 10:28 am
  3. gwosborne Apprentice says:

    I did apply a pre-emergent in late fall. Had this weed last spring and used Weed-B-Gone but it didn’t kill or even slow it down. I also treated it with Image with little to no results.

    February 27th, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  4. Bruce Unregistered says:

    Does it have little white flowers on it, and also brownish bushy growth, but is easily pulled from the ground? If so, I’ve also got little patches of it in my centipede.

    March 2nd, 2013 at 11:56 am
  5. Bruce Unregistered says:

    If I’ve got the same weed you do, I’ve also noticed that it has little spring-loaded seeds all over it. They don’t spring off just yet, but I’m sure they will be in a few weeks.

    March 2nd, 2013 at 2:25 pm
  6. gwosborne Apprentice says:

    I will take a closer look for the seed pods. However, I have now sprayed this weed twice with Weed-B-Gone and it is unharmed!

    March 25th, 2013 at 12:11 am
  7. Bonnie Unregistered says:

    I have this guy in my yard and it is taking over! Don’t let those ‘spring loaded’ seeds spring. When the undergrowth dries, it released very fine, hair thin needles that are extremely painful. My dogs will not go out. I have used Roundup, True Green service for a year, sprayed pre-emergent, post emergent, and I don’t remember what else. I am about to dig up the entire yard, and rock it all in. I have worked on this yard for 3 years. The only thing that grows are weeds. It’s real pretty when it starts growing, looks like a very short growing parsley. Then it will have tiny flowers, then turns evil. I grabbed a handful last year to pull it up. Never, never do this. No wonder my dogs won’t go out.

    March 30th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

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