FROM THE EXPERT

Rough Cinquefoil

Rough cinquefoil is a low-growing perennial weed found in low maintenance lawns. It generally lives on acidic, nutrient-poor, dry, sandy soils.

Purslane, Common

Common purslane is a summer annual weed with a prostrate mat-forming habit and thick, succulent stems and leaves. It is commonly found on thin or newly seeded turfgrass.

Rusts

Rusts appear as an orange to yellowish powder on the grass blades. Appearing predominantly in late summer to early fall when the weather is dry.

Slime Mold

Slime mold is a disgusting sounding, but relatively mild “disease” that we’ll see in lawns from time to time.

Spotted Spurge

Spotted spurge is a mat-forming summer annual weed that is common in turfgrass. It survives on dry or sandy, low nutrient soil and on compacted or disturbed sites.


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