Weeds, weeds, weeds. We can't get rid of them, but we can try and control them:


Chickweed is a perennial broadleaf weed with long, narrow, fuzzy leaves. Small, white flowers appear in the late spring and early summer. It creeps low to the ground, roots at the nodes, and grows in moist, poorly drained, and/or shaded areas. Cut, or pull by hand to stop the spread of existing growth; apply a postemergent herbicide in the spring.


Spurge is an annual broadleaf weed with small and oblong leaves with a purple tint. Some strains of spurge grow pinkish white flowers. Spurge blooms during the summer and germinates when the soil temperature reaches 60 degrees. You are apt to find this weed if your turf is dry and underfed. If you see this weed, pull it from your lawn, keep your turf irrigated, but do not fertilize in the summer. Apply a postemergent herbicide in the spring.


Dallisgrass is a bunch-type weed that grows throughout the year. You will notice stems from 2 to 8 inches long with rhizomes attached. It maybe dormant over the winter and sprout early in the spring. Dallisgrass has deep roots and will leave a sizable hole and/or bare spot after you dig it out. Avoid spring fertilization and watering. Apply a postemergent herbicide in the late spring.


Purple nutsedge is a weed that looks like a grass, and is very stubborn. If you pull this weed, and you leave any residual tubers, new plants will sprout - and sprout. You will recognize it by light green leaves growing from triangular stems. Purple Nutsedge is known to exist in closely mowed lawns, so mow high, and keep the water away. This is the toughest weed to treat.....Treat with a postemergent herbicide in the late spring.