Pesky weeds can become a constant problem for many property owners, but understanding which weeds to look out for and how to control them can help take back your lawn. In Georgia, there are four common weeds that you need to be on the lookout for: chickweed, crabgrass, henbit, and clover. Chickweed is a winter annual weed that grows in shaded and moist areas of your lawn. Crabgrass is a summer annual that gets its name because its stems grow in different directions, which makes it look like a crab. One of the hardest weeds to remove from your lawn is henbit because it can spread rapidly. But the most common weed out of the four is the clover weed, which thrives in depleted soil. Weeds can steal nutrients from your grass and drag down the curb appeal of your property, so you'll want to take action when you see these weeds to eliminate them from your property.

1. Chickweed

Chickweeds weeds found growing in a client's lawn in Atlanta, GA.

Chickweed grows in shaded and moist areas on your lawn and can spread rapidly if not taken care of quickly. When sprouted fully, these weeds grow oval-shaped leaves that have tiny white flowers attached in the middle that are shaped like stars. A single chickweed plant can produce over 800 seeds, which can lay dormant in your soil for over 10 years. If this type of weed is left on the ground, it can resurface even if it has been uprooted. To help prevent this weed from sprouting on your lawn, you can use a pre-emergent weed control treatment. If this type of weed has already sprouted on your lawn, you can eliminate it with a post-emergent weed control treatment.

2. Crabgrass

Grown out crabgrass weeds in a lawn in Smyrna, GA.

Crabgrass is a summer annual weed that typically germinates in the early spring and lasts the whole summer. It looks like a clump of green grass and the stems of the weeds grow in different directions, causing it to look like a crab. The best way to combat crabgrass is through both pre- and post-emergent weed control. If applied at the right time, pre-emergent weed control will stop this weed from sprouting through the soil. If this type of weed is already on your lawn, you can eliminate it with a post-emergent weed control treatment.

3. Henbit

Henbit weeds grown throughout a lawn in Druid Hills, GA.

Henbit is one of the most difficult weeds to get rid of once present in your lawn because of its rapid growth. This type of weed can produce over 2,000 seeds, so you'll want to eliminate it early before it has the chance to spread. Henbit weeds can be identified by their green and purple colors which make them stand out. The best option to eliminate this weed is to hire a lawn care service that uses pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments.

4. Clover

White clover weeds in a lawn in Milton, GA.

Clover is a very common weed that is found in Georgia and it grows in bunches where depleted soil is present. The clover weed spreads by seeds so it is important to catch this weed sooner than later. Once you start to see small clumps of clover, remove it immediately before it spreads. The best way to keep your property free of this weed is by hiring a lawn care company to apply weed control treatments to your lawn throughout the year.

To help prevent weeds from growing in your landscape beds, you should install a mulch ground cover in them.

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