Weed-opedia: Common Chickweed – Southern Exposure

Weed-opedia: Common Chickweed

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Common Chickweed (Stellaria Media)

What does it look like?: Chickweed is a dense, fast spreading weed with green foliage and which spiklet flowers.

What causes it?: Chickweed thrives in cool, humid temperatures and goes dormant during times with little moisture and high temperatures.

When does it show up?: Early Spring to late Fall.

Best treatment plan: Use a selective post-emergent herbicide works best against Chickweed. Focus on areas with little existing grass.  Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?: May take years of consistent post-emergent applications to fully eradicate the Chickweed in your yard.