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Old 09-18-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a fine creeping weed that is slowly taking over my yard. I'm in zone 5A/B in Colorado. I don't know much about weeds so I'd appreciate any help in identifying this weed and any information on how to get rid of it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Looks like creeping spurge.....

Weed Gallery: Creeping spurge--UC IPM
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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Don't know the name of it; but, if it is what I think it is it has a single stem and the creepers fan out in a circular pattern where it eventually starts another. When you pull it there is a sticky white milk substance, is that correct?

You best bet, IMO, is to pull it all (yours look like it is going to seed). Usually it smothers the grass beneath so you'll need to do some re-seeding to choke it out any survivors that may spring back next year.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Looks like creeping spurge.....

Weed Gallery: Creeping spurge--UC IPM
It certainly looks like it, thanks for the super quick help!
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Don't know the name of it; but, if it is what I think it is it has a single stem and the creepers fan out in a circular pattern where it eventually starts another. When you pull it there is a sticky white milk substance, is that correct?

You best bet, IMO, is to pull it all (yours look like it is going to seed). Usually it smothers the grass beneath so you'll need to do some re-seeding to choke it out any survivors that may spring back next year.
Yep, you're right. The poster above IDed it, I'm looking at ways to take it out. I don't have any grass, just a few perennials, trees and mulch. I've pulled out as much as possible by hand but I want to ensure that it doesn't come back next year.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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I can tell you that it definitely isn't BUDDA KUSH.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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just pull it up. It should come out very easily.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I think it's beautiful.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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When we get it, I just walk around with a sprayer of roundup and give it a shot right in the center of the plant. Works like a charm. You might want to apply some pre emergent after you kill/pull it out, so it doesn't come back.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Looks like my spotted spurge, but without the spot. It is a pest, and will quickly take advantage if any thin spot in the lawn.
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