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Any Lawn and Garden Folks Out There? (vanity/help)

Posted on 05/22/2011 6:34:34 PM PDT by freejohn

Am I the first 'dummy' to ever post something SO off topic and foreign to FReerepublic?
There just aren't ANY forums (Regardless of topic) where folks respond as quickly as here!
I have this stuff that just 'exploded' and is taking over my lawn and have No idea what it is called or What will do away with it!?
Some answers that I have received from elsewhere are: shotweed, bittercress and clover.
Sure hope there's a weed expert around?
Thanks Everyone.





TOPICS: Agriculture; Chit/Chat; Gardening; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: weed; yard
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Well, I see that There Is a Gardening forum here .. Somewhere. I just can't seem to find it?
1 posted on 05/22/2011 6:34:36 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

Over here. Join in.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2723509/posts


2 posted on 05/22/2011 6:37:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener but Lindsay Graham beat me to it.)
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To: freejohn

Over here. Join in.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2723509/posts


3 posted on 05/22/2011 6:37:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener but Lindsay Graham beat me to it.)
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To: freejohn

looks like a plant


4 posted on 05/22/2011 6:38:04 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: freejohn

General climate or location might help the searcher. They look like shade area weeds from the pic.


5 posted on 05/22/2011 6:39:51 PM PDT by allmost
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To: freejohn

well, it’s green & looks like clover, but I’m no expert


6 posted on 05/22/2011 6:40:38 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: freejohn
I'd call it chickweed and have a 50/50 chance of being right.

It's certainly a broadleaf weed that you can kill with weedbgone or any other pesticide labeled for broadleaf weeds.

Depending on what kind of place this is, you could put down mulch to stop it, put down grass sod (be sure you get enough sun - this might be a reason you have this stuff instead of grass if it's a lawn) or plant some sort of ground cover. DON'T plant english ivy, though. Ajuga or Japanese spurge work well in the shade.

7 posted on 05/22/2011 6:40:47 PM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: freejohn

>>>What will do away with it!?

Roundup. Then start over next year...


8 posted on 05/22/2011 6:41:47 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: freejohn

RoundUp kills everything/anything.


9 posted on 05/22/2011 6:41:50 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: freejohn

I don’t know what it is, but what will do away with it is a broadleaf herbicide. Kills the broadleaf, leaves the grass alone.


10 posted on 05/22/2011 6:42:00 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: freejohn

Pleasant (relatively) weeds BTW. The pics look more like a bush.


11 posted on 05/22/2011 6:42:01 PM PDT by allmost
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To: freejohn

Look up 2-4-D.


12 posted on 05/22/2011 6:47:06 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: freejohn

Does it have yellow flowers? Take a (google) look at trifolium campestre. Just guessing, of course. If that’s what it is, trust me, you don’t want it.


13 posted on 05/22/2011 6:47:54 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: freejohn; Red_Devil 232

Perhaps Red Devil can help?


14 posted on 05/22/2011 6:51:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener but Lindsay Graham beat me to it.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Ping to the Weekly Garden Thread for help?

My guess is to keep the lawn well mowed and seed or sod with the recommended turf grass for your area. Should eventually choke it out.


15 posted on 05/22/2011 6:53:54 PM PDT by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: freejohn
Looks like chickweed.


16 posted on 05/22/2011 6:54:28 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: allmost

I’m in Virginia and I do have a pretty thick and green lawn but this stuff is growing in it anyway.

It is also pretty sunny where it is growing.

Not a bush either .. just a thick and fast spreading .. ‘something’!?


17 posted on 05/22/2011 6:54:48 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: bigheadfred

Thanks bigheadfred

One question though?

Why are the Garden threads being posted in News/Activism?


18 posted on 05/22/2011 6:57:32 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

because it is newsworthy how active our gardening freepers are...:P


19 posted on 05/22/2011 6:59:55 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: freejohn

It almost looks like phlox. Are they individually seeded shoots or part of an entire plant(s)? The pics makes it hard to tell.


20 posted on 05/22/2011 7:00:45 PM PDT by allmost
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To: freejohn

Are the leaves succulent (fat and juicy?) If they are, it could be lambs quarter.


21 posted on 05/22/2011 7:01:36 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: 240B
RoundUp kills everything/anything.

Nope. My neighbor planted that infernal blue morning glory and it's gone under the fence and is taking over my red apple ice plant. The morning glory seems to thrive on RoundUp. If anyone knows how to kill it I'd be grateful for the information.

22 posted on 05/22/2011 7:01:51 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: freejohn
You have nuthin' to worry about.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 7:02:53 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: freejohn

You been to the grocery store and seen the price of food lately?

Plus the GOVERNMENT is/wants to limit what you grow and what you do with it.

We should be settin’ fire to town hall...

THEY MUST BE STOPPED.


24 posted on 05/22/2011 7:03:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener but Lindsay Graham beat me to it.)
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To: 240B
RoundUp kills everything/anything.

Yes, and residual compounds remain in the soil for a LONG time.

I know there are a lot of organiphobes in this forum, but for lawns, an organic program really is the best. Check out a good lawn care company that specializes in chemical insecticide/herbicide-free services.

25 posted on 05/22/2011 7:05:17 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: freejohn

The leaflets are narrower than any of the three you mentioned. It might help to know what area of the country you’re in. Your state might have a weed ID site. It might not be considered a weed, so you might want to check out ground cover plant options (which can quickly turn into weeds if it wandered over from someone else’s lawn.


26 posted on 05/22/2011 7:08:21 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: DaveTesla

Just went out and looked (with a flash-light).

Individual little plants that are grouped together.
Some have a little tiny yellow flower!


27 posted on 05/22/2011 7:12:10 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

Virginia Weed Identification Guide

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/weedindex.htm


28 posted on 05/22/2011 7:17:24 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: freejohn

http://web2.ento.vt.edu/servlet/wid?table=grasses might help (eventually). How tall does it get?


29 posted on 05/22/2011 7:19:05 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: freejohn

I don’t know what it is but I have something similar in a corner of my lawn only with blueish/purple flowers. Would almost be pretty if it wasn’t trying to take over.


30 posted on 05/22/2011 7:20:19 PM PDT by momto6
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To: freejohn
A lot of us love the outdoors, it seems conservatives tend to actually own property. I agree with the guy who said black medic from the pictures but if it grows taller it might be a form of hop clover. Rabbits like this stuff but most people do not like it in their regular lawn. It doesn't really hurt anything in a rough pasture type mowed area. I have a mowed area with white clover, violets and various flowering weeds. The bees, butterflies and rabbits love it there.
31 posted on 05/22/2011 7:22:33 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: freejohn

It looks like yellow clover to me. It laughs at 2-4D. You can go to a garden store and buy chemicals to kill it but if you keep mowing it the grass will eventually outgrow it.


32 posted on 05/22/2011 7:27:25 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Daffynition

That looks like Kudzu. I’m plagued with Nut Sedge, poured the specific killer STRAIGHT on the plant and it didn’t even wilt.


33 posted on 05/22/2011 7:27:32 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: freejohn

It looks like some kind of clover.


34 posted on 05/22/2011 7:28:51 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: freejohn; Red_Devil 232

May not be the solution yer looking for but concrete will get rid of that.....

Ping for red devil ...


35 posted on 05/22/2011 7:29:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Keith in Iowa; freejohn

No, no, don’t use roundup cuz it will kill your grass too. Use a broadleaf weed killer.


36 posted on 05/22/2011 7:30:32 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Bernard Marx

37 posted on 05/22/2011 7:31:32 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: freejohn

Boil water, pour on weeds....it will kill them. If you have a steam cleaner, that will kill them fairly quickly, but you must get the heated water into the root area.


38 posted on 05/22/2011 7:32:42 PM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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To: DaveTesla

I think that it may very well be chickweed.


39 posted on 05/22/2011 7:33:02 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

Short of complete kill with Round Up, call in a lawn service, with a guarantee they will kill it, and not your lawn, and if they don’t, they come back at their expense.

You can take samples to your local ag service for identification.

But it will require a specific weed killer to get it. And they don’t always work. Try killing Nut Sedge, poured on the killer half strength, then when it didn’t even wilt, tried full strength..nada. Seems only pigs can kill the crap.

Getting lots of strange things happening because of the flooding and weather. My once beautiful roses are now leafless. Practically over night. My climbers were hit hard. I’ve treated with Bayer 3 in one Rose treatment, waiting to see what happens. We have had rain 2 days in a row now.


40 posted on 05/22/2011 7:36:01 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: freejohn

Did you apply weed ‘n feed?


41 posted on 05/22/2011 7:37:20 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: freejohn
Even if this sounds like a no-brainer, manually removing the weeds, roots, seed pods and all, works best at preventing reinfestation. You can eliminate whole species over a couple years, and it's free.

Just don't stand up real fast after crouching drown for so long. I almost ended up in the koi pond today.
42 posted on 05/22/2011 7:37:25 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: freejohn; Diana in Wisconsin; gardengirl; girlangler; SunkenCiv; HungarianGypsy; Gabz; billhilly; ..
Wow guys! A lot of gardening stuff popping up. Any of you on the Weekly Gardening Ping list able to help Freeper freejohn out?


Weekly Gardening Thread

gardeningtools_Full-1.jpg picture by wjb123

43 posted on 05/22/2011 7:38:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: freejohn

Just type in the keyword - weekly - in the search box and search. This weeks Gardening thread should be at the top and all the past threads will follow it.


44 posted on 05/22/2011 7:43:30 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: freejohn
Whiter clover, looks a lot different that what you posted


45 posted on 05/22/2011 7:43:45 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: freejohn

Sorry. I’m sympathetic, but no help.


46 posted on 05/22/2011 7:43:53 PM PDT by Jemian (Herman Cain for President! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, this country is free at last AGAIN!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks Red_Devil 232

I see where Scott’s recommends: Ortho® Weed B Gon MAX® Weed Killer For Lawns Ready-Spray

It kills chickweed and 250 others without hurting the lawn.


47 posted on 05/22/2011 7:45:43 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn
Look the flowers like this?

Thats Oxalis.

48 posted on 05/22/2011 7:48:46 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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It DOES look like Oxalis too!?

Maybe I should just set my lawn on fire?


49 posted on 05/22/2011 7:52:51 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: freejohn

That is what I would try. Just be patient with expecting immediate results. Round up will do the job but kill everything else. Most people think when they use Round Up the offending plant will die the next day. It can take a couple of weeks for it to do its job completely. It will work.


50 posted on 05/22/2011 7:54:50 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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