weed taken over my yard

Asked June 29, 2019, 8:14 PM EDT

I have a large area of yard taken over by this type of weed. I would like to know the name of it and any commercial week killer to eliminate it. Thanks.

Baltimore County Maryland weed identification ground ivy lawn

1 Response

The weed looks like ground ivy and is difficult to control. Prefers damp, shady areas and can tolerate full sun. Here is our website for identification and control. Maintain healthy, dense turf that can compete and prevent weed establishment.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/ground-ivy
If your lawn is over 50% ground ivy, you may want to consider renovation. This is best tackled in the late summer. Here is our page on lawn renovation http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG102%20Lawn%20Estab...

Marian