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What are these weeds?

What are these?

Q&A

These weeds are invading my whole block. Can you tell me what they are and if I should wait and deal with them when I put down weed and feed in a couple weeks? - Ed -

Comments

  1. 1 year ago

    If the flowers were white, it’s chickweed, if purple it’s henbit. Any broad leaf killer will do. And do it now, they are going to seed. Should repeat app. in fall. They will go away this summer but will be back next spring if not controlled. Steve

  2. 1 year ago

    The winter annual weed in the picture is Chickweed. You can also control it with a pre-emergent application of Barricade in the fall, late October as this is when it will start to germinate. Carole JOCO Extension Master Gardener

  3. 1 year ago

    Just to bring a little clearity to the comments. Both EMGs are correct. The most common treatment for chickweed is a liquid application of a broadleaf herbicide in the fall, mid-October through early November. At this time of year the weeds have just germinated and control is easy. Spring applications are less effective as the weed is so rapidly growing.

    The pre-emergent works great and last until the spring but often times it is hard to find the product in the fall.

    Thanks Steve and Carol for covering all the basis.

    Dennis - Johnson County Extension

  4. 1 year ago

    Thanks for the prompt answers!

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