Lawn weed

Asked January 31, 2020, 6:25 PM EST

Good evening - can you tell me what this horrible whitish lawn weed is? My neighbors all have it over extensive areas, and it is very unsightly.. it's beginning to show up in my lawn as well. Any help with identification and control be great. Thanks

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like nimblewill, a perennial warm season grass. Take a look at this page on our website for information on nimblewill and how to manage it. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/nimblewill

Cultural practices such as "mowing high," maintaining proper soil fertility, and overseeding are the key steps to weed prevention. Here are a few tips. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/tips-lawn-weed-prevention-and-management

Marian