Know your lawn weeds-Common Weeds in Maryland

Often, clients will call concerned with what they perceive as weeds in their lawn. Our regular applications control most of the weeds in your lawn, but there are a few that require special applications. This publication from the Home and Garden Center Information Center of University of Maryland Extension explains the basics of lawn weed biology and how they are controlled. There are two exceptions to the article that I would like to make you aware of.

  • *We have an effective treatment for winter annual broad-leaf weeds like chickweed, henbit, and hairy bittercress that when applied anytime from November through February will eliminate the majority of these pesky weeds before they dominate the landscape in late March and April.
  • *Our Bermuda-Grass suppression program has proven very effective in the selective elimination of bermuda grass over last several years. Now, Bermuda-grass no longer means total renovation of the lawn.
bermudagrass suppression
Common Bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon

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Lawn on left- Treated with crabgrass control Lawn on right- no treatment
Lawn on left- Treated with MRW Lawns superior crabgrass control Lawn on right- no crabgrass control treatment


Lawn Weeds
An unkept lawn with no broadleaf weed control

 Watch our video about early spring weeds!!

For more information visit the University of Maryland Extension, Home and Garden Information Center