U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-05-2012, 08:47 PM
2 posts, read 30,319 times
Reputation: 11


Good Evening Everyone,

My wife and I recently purchased our first house (In September), so we're newbies to the lawn and garden scene. When we moved in, we noticed a section of our backyard had clover shaped leaves instead of grass. Being more focused with moving boxes in and getting unpacked, we didn't have much time to take care of the grass.

Now that spring is here, I wanted to get started with lawn care. We recently noticed, in the same spot where there were the clover shaped leaves, there are purple "flowers" growing with them. I believe that the weed is called Henbit but I am not sure. Can anyone help me identify what type of weed this is? Even further, does anyone have any advice on how to get rid of it?

I purchased Weed and Feed as well as weed killer but haven't had a chance to put down the weed and feed yet. I'm not sure how to approach this, I'm not even sure if I should put down weed and feed on that purple flower....any advice anyone could give would be appreciated. Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Help Identifying Weed (New Jersey)-backyardweed.jpg  
Quick reply to this message

Old 04-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Location: rain city
2,956 posts, read 11,040,330 times
Reputation: 4865
I don't know what it is....but it's a pretty weed. I like it better than the grass.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2012, 05:11 AM
Location: Newport, NC
956 posts, read 3,486,414 times
Reputation: 703
Not sure cause I can't see the picture real well, but it looks like ground ivy to me. If it is, you may have to make multiple treatments to control it. My experience is that liquid broadleaf weed control works better than weed n feed for this. Make sure you read and understand the label before using any kind of weed control.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
7,243 posts, read 9,588,980 times
Reputation: 6902
I may be creeping charlie see link. How to Kill Creeping Charlie Without Weed Killer | eHow.com If it is, when you find out how to kill it let me know. I gave up, I have come to embrace it as better than crab grass.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2012, 05:17 PM
2 posts, read 30,319 times
Reputation: 11
Thanks. It is very beautiful but it's VERY invasive! I'll give the creeping charlie remedy a try.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2012, 05:45 PM
Location: Philaburbia
31,152 posts, read 57,274,608 times
Reputation: 52008
Also known as ground ivy. It's pretty now, but it's everywhere!
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top