Weed in my new lawn. What should I do

kmack17(6 NJ)May 27, 2012

I planted a new lawn this spring and, as I expected, have a decent amount of weeds growing. It's predominantly this:

Here's a pic of the weed in the grass:

I'm ready to mow my new lawn and was wondering what these weeds are and should I pull them out by hand before mowing or mow now and use weed killer when the grass will better tolerate it?

Thanks.

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jeanne

That's smartweed, an annual weed. I believe that mowing would be an effective control to keep it from reseeding. they're shallowly rooted so if the appearance bothers you, pull them out.

Jeanne

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 6:55PM
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kmack17(6 NJ)

Thanks, I pulled out some of the larger ones and, like you said, they came out without a problem. I'll just mow the rest to prevent any reseeding. Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 8:27AM
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