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Lawn Weeds of Burke County

Weed Type Control When to Treat
ivyleaf speedwell Ivyleaf Speedwell Winter annual Green Charm Lawn Weed Killer, Trimec, Weed-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
hairy bittercress Hairy Bittercress Winter annual Weed-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
yellow wood sorrel Yellow Wood Sorrel Weed-B-Gon Max, Dimension (dithiopyr) Early spring before emergence
large hop clover Large Hop Clover Winter annual Weed-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
annual rye grass

Rye Grain

(common in newly seeded lawns)

Winter annual Roundup When actively growing
veronica corn speedwell Veronica Corn Speedwell Winter annual Green Charm Lawn Weed Killer, Trimec, Weed-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
common chickweed Common Chickweed Winter annual Wee-B-Gon Max, Fertilome Weed Out Lawn Weed Killer, Dragon Spot Weeder Mid-fall through early spring
buckhorn plaintain Buckhorn Plantain Perennial Weed-B-Gon Max, Trimec Mid-fall
carolina geranium Carolina Geranium Winter annual Trimec, Weed-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
wild carrot Wild Carrot Annual or biennial Wee-B-Gon Max, Trimec, Fertilome Weedout Mid-fall through early spring
red deadnettle Red Deadnettle Winter annual Wee-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
curly dock Curly Dock Perennial weed Weed-B-Gon Max When young and actively growing
narrow vetch Narrow Vetch Perennial Trimec, Weed-B-Gon Max When actively growing
henbit Henbit Winter annual Weed-B-Gon Max, Trimec Mid-fall through early spring
white clover White Clover Perennial Weed-B-Gon Max, Trimec, Green Charm Lawn Weed Killer Spring or fall
paleseed plaintain Paleseed Plaintain Winter annual or biennial Weed-B-Gon Max When actively growing
red sorrel Red Sorrel Perennial Trimec Spring
johnny jump-up violet Johnny Jump-up Violet Winter annual Trimec, Weed-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
dandelion Dandelion Perennial Weed-B-Gon Max When actively growing
common bermuda grass or wire grass

Common Bermuda Grass

(wire grass)

Perennial Roundup When actively growing
Weed Type Control When to Treat
catch weed bedstraw Catchweed Bedstraw Winter annual Trimec, Weed-B-Gon Max Mid-fall through early spring
wild lettuce Wild Lettuce Annual or biennial Trimec When actively growing
thistle Thistle Biennial Trimec, Weed-B-Gon Max, Fertilome Weedout Best controlled in the fall or in early summer before flowers open
prostrate spurge Prostrate Spurge Annual Weed-B-Gon Max When actively growing
common cinquefoil Common Cinquefoil Perennial Weed-B-Gon Max When actively growing
wild onion Wild Onion or Garlic Perennial Weed-B-Gon Max Once in March and again in October or November
annual bluegrass Annual Bluegrass Winter Annual Dimension Before it germinates
orchard grass Orchard Grass Clump forming perennial Roundup When actively growing
yellow nutsedge Yellow Nutsedge Perennial

Ortho Nutsedge Killer for Lawns (Sulfentrazone)

Do Not Use In Vegetable Gardens

In spring when shoots emerge
knawel Knawel Winter annual Weed-B-Gon Max, Trimec, Fertilome Weedout Mid-fall through early spring
shepherd's purse Shepherd’s Purse Winter annual Weed-B-Gon Max, Trimec, Fertilome Weedout Mid-fall through early spring