Skip to comments.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?
Over here. Join in.
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looks like a plant
General climate or location might help the searcher. They look like shade area weeds from the pic.
well, it’s green & looks like clover, but I’m no expert
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.
>>>What will do away with it!?
Roundup. Then start over next year...
RoundUp kills everything/anything.
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.
Pleasant (relatively) weeds BTW. The pics look more like a bush.
Look up 2-4-D.
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.
Perhaps Red Devil can help?
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.
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’!?
One question though?
Why are the Garden threads being posted in News/Activism?
because it is newsworthy how active our gardening freepers are...:P
It almost looks like phlox. Are they individually seeded shoots or part of an entire plant(s)? The pics makes it hard to tell.
Are the leaves succulent (fat and juicy?) If they are, it could be lambs quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just went out and looked (with a flash-light).
Individual little plants that are grouped together.
Some have a little tiny yellow flower!
Virginia Weed Identification Guide
http://web2.ento.vt.edu/servlet/wid?table=grasses might help (eventually). How tall does it get?
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.
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.
That looks like Kudzu. I’m plagued with Nut Sedge, poured the specific killer STRAIGHT on the plant and it didn’t even wilt.
It looks like some kind of clover.
May not be the solution yer looking for but concrete will get rid of that.....
Ping for red devil ...
No, no, don’t use roundup cuz it will kill your grass too. Use a broadleaf weed killer.
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.
I think that it may very well be chickweed.
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.
Did you apply weed ‘n feed?
Weekly Gardening Thread
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.
Sorry. I’m sympathetic, but no help.
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.
It DOES look like Oxalis too!?
Maybe I should just set my lawn on fire?
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.
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