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Grouch Weed

Posted by Elijahs.Mimi 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 10, 12 at 9:31

Hi all, I use to post on this forum years ago as Cosmos. Anyway, I moved last year and have a nice big yard to plant in. It was June and I was so tired from the moved I put my potted perennials in groups and called it a summer. This year I have gotten most of them in the ground and everything (except seedling sunflowers being eaten) is doing great.

But, the lawn itself has no organic material(I have a compost pile started) and is full of weeds. This one which I call the grouch weed because it reminds me of Oscar the Grouch is so invasive. I've seen these all my life, but my side yard is so full of them that when I get rid of them I will have mostly dirt.

Thanks, Susan

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RE: Grouch Weed

Hi Susan! Welcome back to the forum - are you looking for an ID on this weed? Either my eyes or my laptop screen aren't up to the job - could you post a more close-up photo? I tried clicking on it to expand it, but that just takes me to a tinypic login/sign up page.


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RE: Grouch Weed

It looks like buckhorn plantain to me, so check that out. I believe this is a perennial weed. One has to make sure to get the bulbous root out too.


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RE: Grouch Weed

If you want grass there, spray that stuff with Glyphosate (Roundup), then buy some composted cow manure (if you haven't got enough) and till it in. Rake it, seed it, cover with straw and then keep it moist.

If that stuff spreads vegetatively (bulbs) as well as by seed, you won't get rid of it easily. Since there is no viable lawn there you should just kill it. Glyphosate is soil deactivated and you should be able to plant about a week after treatment.

Steve


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