Weed Identification

No one likes weeds in their lawn, but with so many common Ohio weeds – it’s hard to know exactly what you have and how to get rid of them. Use our handy weed identification guide below to determine which weeds are in your yard. 

Once you’ve identified your weeds, contact Grass Master to have them taken care of.

Speedwell
This creeping annual weed can be most easily identified by its bright green, round leaves with scalloped edges. Leaves are tiny and are light blue in color.
Wild Violet Weeds
This perennial weed can be easily identified by its heart shaped leaves and small purple flowers.
Thistle
The perennial weed can be most easily identified by its long leaves with sharp spines. This particular weed grows very aggressively in the hotter months.
Bittercress
This Winter annual weed can be easily identified by its central stem which ascends, branching occasionally to produce secondary stems. It is light to medium green in color and has small white flowers.
Black Medic
This annual weed can be most identified by its three clover-like leaflets and small bright yellow flowers.
Knotweed
This annual weed can be most easily identified by its numerous slender wiry stems. Leaves are blue-ish green in color with narrow oval shaped leaves.
Dandelion Weeds
This broadleaf weed can be most easily identified by its yellow bloom and hollow stalks. These pesky weeds go to seed usually within 5-8 weeks.
Oxalis
This perennial weed can be most easily identified by its 3 somewhat folded heart shaped leaflets with yellow flowers.
Crabgrass
Crabgrass sprawls low across the ground from one central root. It features spreading stems with wide, flat leaf blades that lie on the ground with tips ascending.
Spurge
This annual weed can easily be identified by its flat, mat-like growth and purplish splotched leaves.
Buckhorn Plantain
This perennial weed can be most easily identified by its long slender leaves, approx. one inch across and its slender spike at the tip.
White Clover
This perrenial weed can be most easily identified by its 3 trifoliate egg shaped leaf stems and its white flowering nodes.
Nutsedge
This popular perennial sedge can commonly be mistaken for grass. It can be most easily identified by its cross sectioned root system arranged in sets of three from the base and its nut shaped tuber at the bottom.
Ground Ivy
This perennial creeping weed can be easily identified by its heavily veined appearance and round, scalloped edged leaves.
Purselane
This low-lying creeping annual weed can be most easily identified by its thick, round reddish stems and paddle shaped leaves.
Chickweed
This annual weed can be most easily identified by its tiny pointed oval un-toothed leaves and its slender delicate stems with tiny white flowers.

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