Weed coming up in my Soyzia grass

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Date Photo Taken: 02/10/2019
Location: Decatur
Posted By: karlaschuster

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Hello, what weed is this? It’s coming up in many places in my soyzia grass. How do I get rid of it? If I pull it and doesn’t bring all the roots with it will it start back up? Help! Want to get ahead of this sucker!

COMMENTS

  1. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Can you show us its flowers? It will help to narrow down which genus this is. I have some ideas but want to be certain about its genus & species for you. Best wishes!

    February 13th, 2019 at 1:03 am
  2. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    ‘Some ideas’ on the Internet look similar to yours (?). Check out this image of a species of chickweed (Stellaria) and see if you have a match. If this is chickweed, the second link with tips from the Guru, scrolling down to the chickweed section. If it isn’t a match, make new post with flowers photo.

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/images/Pests/Winter_Weeds236.jpg

    February 13th, 2019 at 10:12 am
  3. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to Walter’s control method for chickweed.

    http://www.walterreeves.com/lawn-care/zoysia-weeds/

    February 13th, 2019 at 10:15 am
  4. karlaschuster Leaf Lover says:

    Looks ole it’s the one with the tiny white flier!

    February 14th, 2019 at 5:31 pm
  5. Karla Unregistered says:

    So looks like chickweed it is! In how to combat it it says to use weed killer on lawns that are NOT dormant. What do I do if the grass is dormant still? Is the only option pulling by hand? And if the whole root doesn’t come up will it come up again? Last fall i used preen and after applying to the entire lawn i read ‘not for lawn use ‘ then I had to hurry and apply activated charcoal. What a nightmare!

    February 14th, 2019 at 6:24 pm
  6. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    According to sources, chickweed can grow back from the roots that left behind.
    I’m not a lawn expert but if this was my yard, depending on the size of the yard & if the infestation is too severe for hand pulling for one person. I would either hire some youths who like to earn quick money for this chore or the other option would be mowing to preventing chickweed from blooming, setting seeds for next year. And hopefully this would slowing them down until the grass is coming out of their dormancy so herbicide can be apply then.
    Maybe you could try to get in touch the folks from the web site below about their products to use on dormant grass. I have not use this product and don’t have any experience to share. Perhaps they can help you further in combating this pesky weed. Best luck to you Karla!

    https://www2.nufarm.com/usturf/product/cool-power/

    February 15th, 2019 at 2:18 am
  7. karlaschuster Leaf Lover says:

    Thank you!!

    February 15th, 2019 at 10:47 pm

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