Crabgrass is one of the first summer annual grasses to germinate in our area. Look for it first in bare soil areas like a garden or very thin turf areas and in areas with south facing slopes. It can withstand dry, hot, compacted soil and can crowd out your current grass.

Crabgrass can be controlled using preemergence or postemergence products.

Sedges have triangular stems with waxy grass-like leaves which alternate. Sedges are not grass plants, but seedlings may be mistaken for grass. The leaves on both sedges are waxy and have an upright growth habit and a prominent midrib.

You want to stay away from pulling the plant when the soil is moist due to it having a tubular base, that will cause it to spread. Nutsedge can be sprayed to be treated.


Wild violet is a winter perennial, growing 2 to 5-inches tall. It can have a taproot or a fibrous root system, and also can produce rooting stolons and rhizomesstolons and rhizomes. 

Wild violet is a difficult to control.

Wild Violet

Dandelions are a perennial weed, and if not controlled each plant’s crown and root system will remain alive after the leaves have died in fall. Plants overwinter and begin growing again in early spring.  Dandelion seeds can be killed with the same preemergence herbicide applied for crabgrass control.

Dandelion Control - A thick, healthy lawn helps prevent weeds, including dandelions. But our weed control products will help kill them if they do pop up in your lawn though it takes 14 days or so to actually die. Physical removal (i.e. “weed pulling”) is generally ineffective, due to the risk of spreading the seeds to additional areas of your lawn  as well as the inability to fully remove the taproot.


White Clover

White clover is a highly adaptable perennial weed. It can handle wet soil and dry soil.

Often indicates poor soil, need for fertilizer • appears in cool weather Related: White Clover, Red Clover, Sweet Clover



Yellow Wood Sorrel can be identified easily by the yellow flowers and clover like appearance. The roots are very fibrous and pull up fairly easily. These will grow during a cool season or shady areas in your yard. They also thrive in the thin or weak areas in your lawn.

chickweed is a winter annual that has smooth stems and leaves; can have several generations a year during cool wet seasons and forms prostrate dense patches in lawn. The fibrous root system is shallow and this plant reproduces by seeds. A plant can produce several thousands of seeds. It can grow clumped together in a weaved manner.

Cultural control: Maintain healthy, dense turf that can compete and prevent weed establishment. Even established chickweed is easily removed with hand pulling. To keep turf strong, fertilize

This vine weed is also known as creeping Jenny or Morning Glory. This plant is a perennial herbaceous plant and is very hard to get rid of once it has established a root system in your lawn. This plant can also grow on near by flowers or bushes. It is drought tolerant and can grow in full sun or full shade.


Steps To Reduce Weeds In Your Lawn

Weeds can be controlled much better before you plant your grass... but for existing lawns a couple of things can help to reduce weed problems.

1. Correct mowing... The right height for your grass helps to shade weeds out of existence.

2. Mowing frequency.... By mowing both often and regular, you remove the flowing seed parts of many weeds thus making it harder for them to seed their next crop.

3. Soils play a factor in weed control - Dry, wet and compacted soils all encourage weed growth because your grass usually struggles under these conditions. A weakened turf grass allows for the weeds to grow.

4. Soil fertility is also a factor. Weeds love poor, under-fertilized soils. While Turfgrasses require a certain amount of nutrients for best growth.

5. Practicing good lawn maintenance practices is the best weed control policy you can undertake.