What type of grassy weed is this and how to remove it

Asked August 22, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT

What type of grassy weed is taking over my front yard? New image provided. What can I use to remove and prevent the spread

Carroll County Maryland lawns and turf plant identification

1 Response

This looks like nimblewill. It is a perennial native plant that tends to thrive in infertile soil. It has a shallow root system. Small infestations can be dug out by hand if you take care to remove the roots. For large infestations, please refer to our website for management options. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/nimblewill

Fall is the best time to fertilize a cool-season lawn and overseed bare spots. Here is more information for you.

Fertilizing guidelines:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-fertilizing

Lawn renovation:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/lawns/lawn-renovation

Lawn weed management:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-weed-id-and-management

Christa