What's this weed and how do I eradicate it???

Asked April 20, 2017, 5:07 PM EDT

Last fall, I sprayed roundup, put down manure, and planted grass. Bizarrely, it grew all winter. Anyway, a major portion is now infested with the weed pictured. What is it, so I'll know what to use to treat? Thanks!!

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This is chickweed. It is a winter annual, meaning that it germinates in fall, lives through the winter, and has already flowered, is going to seed and will die soon and disappear.
At this point there is no treatment. You can pull what's left if it doesn't pull your grass up too.
Here is our lawn weed gallery with photos and more information.
Chickweed is the first entry: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/lawns/lawn-weed-identification