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Old 04-05-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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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!
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: rain city
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I don't know what it is....but it's a pretty weed. I like it better than the grass.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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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.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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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.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Thanks. It is very beautiful but it's VERY invasive! I'll give the creeping charlie remedy a try.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Also known as ground ivy. It's pretty now, but it's everywhere!
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