What can I use organically to rid this kind of weed

chueh(7B)January 6, 2008

I have this kind of weed (please see the picture below) among the lawn. Although it keeps the lawn looking greener, when the lawn is actually asleep, it is very invasive. I have kept pulling it out, yet it grows faster than I could pull. I have been adding organic materials to the lawn, plus pulling all kinds of weeds out. The lawn looks much better now, but the kind of the weeed I was talking about is not gone. What can I use organically to prevent it coming back? Thanks

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Looks like henbit, an annual plant that seeds prolifically.

Pull them and keep pulling. Don't let them go to seed!

More info here
http://www.weedalert.com/weed_pages/wa_henbit.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: henbit

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 2:09AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Note what the link that Jean provided says about henbits prefered growing conditions. Correct them in your lawn and you will see fewer of these plants growing there.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 7:21AM
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chueh(7B)

Thank you guys. You have been very helpful

    Bookmark   January 8, 2008 at 9:06PM
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