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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. With our handy weed identification guide below, you can determine which weeds are taking over your yard.

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

Your Identification Guide to Ohio Weeds

Speedwell

This creeping annual weed can be most easily identified by light blue flowers and tiny, round leaves that are bright green with scalloped edges.

Wild Violet Weeds

This perennial weed can be easily identified by its small flowers that can vary from purple to white with heart-shaped leaves that display serrated margins.

Thistle

Thistle is a perennial weed that grows very aggressively in the hotter months and can be most easily identified by its long leaves with sharp spines.

Bittercress

This annually Winter weed can be easily identified by its light to medium green-colored central stem which ascends, branching occasionally to produce secondary stems, and small white flowers.

Black Medic

This annual weed can be most identified by its three clover-like leaflets and small bright yellow flowers.

Knotweed

The knotweed is an annual weed that can be most easily identified by its numerous slender wiry stems and blue-ish green, narrow oval-shaped leaves.

Dandelion Weeds

This broadleaf weed can be most easily identified by its yellow bloom and hollow stalks, completely its seeding stage usually within 5-8 weeks.

Oxalis

This perennial weed can be most easily identified by its three somewhat-folded heart-shaped leaflets with yellow flowers.

Crabgrass

Crabgrass sprawls low across the ground from one central root, featuring spreading stems with wide, flat leaf blades that lie on the ground with ascending tips.

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 (approximately one inch across) and its slender spike at the tip.

White Clover

The white clover weed can be most easily identified by its three trifoliate egg-shaped leaf stems and white flowering nodes.

nutsedge

Nutsedge

This popular perennial sedge is commonly mistaken for grass and can be most easily be identified by its cross-sectioned root system that’s arranged in sets of three from the base and nut-shaped tuber at the bottom.

ground ivy

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 slender delicate stems with tiny white flowers.

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