Identifying this lawn weed

Asked March 17, 2019, 8:21 PM EDT

Can you help me to identify what this plant is and what herbicide to use to how eliminate from my lawn. It has invaded my lawn this year with a vengeance. See attached photo. Appreciate your help.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

The weed in your photo is a common chickweed. It is a winter annual. That means that it germinates in the fall, grows actively in late winter to early spring, and then dies out when the weather gets hot. The best defense is to keep a thick, healthy lawn. You can also dig it up and dispose of it before it flowers and goes to seed. More information is available on our website. Chemical control should be your last resort.