Common chickweed is a broadleaf annual weed that is found throughout the U.S. It is most commonly found in the damp, shady spots in your lawn. The plant is light green with egg-shaped leaves that are pointed at the tip.
Wild violet is a perennial weed found in many northern regions of the U.S. It flowers in early spring and is usually found in the shady, damp areas in your yard. Violets range in height from 2-12 inches tall.
Thistle is an opportunist that can grow in field and road edges, wet and dry sites, pastures and your backyard. To keep thistles from establishing, minimize soil disturbance and cover bare soils with mulch.
You'll find spotted spurge in thin or weak areas of lawns, landscaping beds, or sidewalk cracks all throughout the United States. Spurge, also called milk purslane or prostrate spurge, is a low-growing weed with oval green leaves 1/4 to 3/4 inch long.
There are two types of plantain commonly found in lawns. Broadleaf plantain has egg-shaped leaves that grow low to the ground and long, narrow flower spikes. Buckhorn plantain narrow, lance-shaped leaves and stalks with bullet-like flower clusters.
Henbit is a common annual weed found throughout the U.S. Plants have green or purplish square stem, round or heart-shaped leaves with rounded teeth on the edges. Orchid-like flowers are produced in whorls at the tops of the stems in mid-spring.
Goosegrass is an annual grassy weed that resembles crabgrass. The stems all radiate out from a central point and grow low to the ground. The portion of the stems closest to the center of the plant are silver or white.
Mosses produce spores instead of seeds and absorb nutrients and moisture from the air because they lack true roots. They form coarse, green or yellowish-green clumps in the bare areas of the lawn. The presence of moss indicates the growing conditions are