What is this weed, and how do I deal with it?

sgardApril 15, 2012

I have a large patch of weeds and dead grass on my lawn. I moved into this house last year, and the neighbors say that this patch of weeds has come up every year for quite a while. The rest of the lawn is in decent shape, so there might be something about where it is on the lawn. This spot gets tons of sun, bit other parts of the lawn do as well. and they don;t have this issue.

Here is a close up of the weed as well as a couple pictures of what the whole patch looks like:

http://i.imgur.com/f5ZBE.jpg

Any ideas what this weed is and how I should deal with it?

Here is a link that might be useful:

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sgard

In case it's not clear, I'm in Lexington, MA. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 11:39AM
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tiemco

Bittercress. Cut it and bag it to prevent it from seeding and from any of the seeds that might have already developed from getting on the ground. Then treat the area with Weed B Gone Max. Two applications might be necessary.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 12:39PM
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sgard

Thanks, tiemco. I really appreciate the response.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 12:57PM
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sgard

Here's an interesting article on Bittercress. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/03/28/lawn-a-mess-its-bittercress.html

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 1:48PM
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