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Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: ItsMeAlison
Date: May 10, 2016 09:48AM
Hi All,
My yard has a lot of this weed growing in it and this year i'd like to finally get rid of it. it grows in patches and always comes right back after i pull it out.
I don't want to kill any of the grass where it grows, so i want to make sure i get the right chemical to kill it and not the grass.

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But I'm not sure what its officially called...Any idea ?
Someone mentioned clover but i'm not sure if that's correct...

So...What is this weed called and what product do I use to kill it ?

Thanks !
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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: steve...
Date: May 10, 2016 10:03AM
Not sure what plant it is but I'm guessing Roundup would probably kill it. What's your location?

The man that used to cut my parent's lawn told me to mix a little Preen with some dirt and fill the hole when you pull out weeds. It worked well when I tried it.




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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: 3d
Date: May 10, 2016 10:18AM
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steve...
Not sure what plant it is but I'm guessing Roundup would probably kill it.

Roundup will kill the OP's lawn as well. Go with a broadleaf weed killer that is safe for lawns. Something that says "2, 4 D" on the bottle. Available at most any garden supply store or Lowes or HD will have it. It'll most likely be sold in a concentrate form. It kills over a hundred types of weeds. Oh, you'll need a $15 pump sprayer as well. Walk around and spritz the buggers to your hearts content. BE CAREFUL AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BOTTLE.

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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: billb
Date: May 10, 2016 10:27AM
Ragweed and it has a rather extensive root system.
When you "pull it out" you only get the top half unless you also pitchfork down to also get the rhizomes.



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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: Don C
Date: May 10, 2016 10:38AM
It looks something like thistle. As noted, a broadleaf killer will probably take it down without killing the grass. Might take applications over several months.
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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: ItsMeAlison
Date: May 10, 2016 11:49AM
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I am in central New Jersey.

Thanks for the suggestions so far !
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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 10, 2016 11:51AM
.....have you tried 420.....???



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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 10, 2016 02:59PM
What the heck is 420?

2,4-D aka: "Weed B Gon", will kill it.



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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: billb
Date: May 10, 2016 03:01PM
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What the heck is 420?

2,4-D aka: "Weed B Gon", will kill it.
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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 10, 2016 04:09PM
What the heck is 420?

One of those things that if you don't know what it is, your life won't be enriched by finding out.




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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 10, 2016 08:46PM
Does it have a strong herbal odor when crushed? If so, it might a variety of Artemisia (aka Mugwort or Wormwood). Non-native invasive brought from Europe or Asia for herbal uses.
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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: tenders
Date: May 10, 2016 11:15PM
I would call that ragweed and there are two ways to get rid of it over time. There are no ways to get rid of it with a single stroke short of digging up each plant and filling in the hole.

Method 1: apply Round-Up to each plant every few weeks. It will kill a few inches of grass around the plant. No way around that; even pulling the plant up will disturb the grass. Eventually the ragweed will give up and the grass will fill in.

Method 2: buy a "propane torch" (mini-flamethrower) from Harbor Freight and a few bottles of camp propane. Cut the ragweed at the root and scorch the stem and root for a prolonged period. Repeat weekly after you mow the lawn. A little more surgical, but a little more work than spritzing Round-Up.
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Re: Please help me identify this weed
Posted by: srf1957
Date: May 10, 2016 11:17PM
I Don't see anything that looks like grass lawn in those pics so use glysophate. If you have trees or flowers around you need to use LV 6 2 4 D to kill broadleaf weeds. Regular 2 4 D fumes will kill flowers and stop fruit set.
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