yard weeds

Asked April 9, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

I seem to have an abundance of what appears to be Deadnettle ( small purple flowers ) How do they get started in my garden & lawn? Weed & Feed for the lawn & weed killer in the garden ?

Union County New Jersey lawns and turf weed issues horticulture

2 Responses

Dead nettle is a common lawn weed. Its seed can blow in from other sites, birds can 'deposit' the seed their poop, or the seed can be brought in with soil or mulch brought into your yard.
Once it is growing as a plant in the lawn and gardens, a broadleaf weed killer will be needed to chemically remove it. Or you can hand dig it out.

Carol Quish
UConn Home and Garden Education Center

Thank you for your response. I will tackle the job to get rid of them
Alan Herrel