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Old 03-14-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I am sorry that I do not have a picture to show you, but I have these little clumps of what look like small round leaf vines popping up everywhere in my lawn. I see it in other lawns as well. They pull out very easy, but are very stiff. It is as if a plane went overhead and spread a vine seed all over everyone's lawn.

Is this something that normally happens in this part of NC? Any clue as to what this little vine is?
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I also have what you describe on my lawn. I think it is a weed from the mint family. It's very difficult to get rid of completely but early each spring I apply a feed and weed product - Scotts makes one - and just spread it according to the directions on the bag. I use a small hand spreader as my yard isn't large. It will also kill of some other weeds as well.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Could it be Creeping Charlie? I used to get that all over my lawn at a previous home. I mostly just pulled it by hand and ignored, but heard that if you want to treat to get rid of it, you need to do soearly in the season - once it goes past a certain point, it grows some kind of a coating that makes it somewhat resistant to weed treaters.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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If you are not opposed to pesticides there is a spray product that will not kill your lawn, but will annihilate round leaf or broad leaf weeds.

Not sure how the chemicals work so specifically, but we are going to put some down for a clover trouble spot. For two years we hand pulled, but the clover is getting more aggressive. If you can't find it let me know I'll go out to the garage and read the label!
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Hey, clover is great for your lawn! It adds nitrogen.

I agree with the other posts about Creeping Charlie (if you break up the leafs do they smell like mint?).
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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I don't remember it smelling like mint, but it did have a fairly strong smell if you broke it up - not unpleasant, but definitely noticable. It also gets some small purple flowers in the spring. Mostly it was just a pain in the rump.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Periwinkle (vinca minor)? http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/...e-myrtle-1.jpg
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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That sounds a lot like creeping charlie. Round scalloped leaves with purple flowers in the spring. What a pesky weed.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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Is this what it looks like?

Controlling Creeping Charlie
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Without a pic, my first guess would be vinca.

Small leaves and you have vinca minor, larger leaves and you have the more aggressive vinca major. Or neither. Or both. Without a pic, it's hard to say but the round(ish) leaves and stiffness are clues. Is it starting to bloom? Vinca's here in SC are starting to bloom right now.
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