Succulent annualLife Cycle:
Chickweed has a succulent appearance and forms a dense mat. Typically, it grows about two inches tall; however, it can reach heights of four to six inches tall. The stems on chickweed have hairs and bright green leaves that grow opposite one another. The leaves are pointed, and the flowers have five white deeply divided petals.
Chickweed can be managed through weed pulling or hoeing. If you prefer to use chemical herbicides to control your chickweed, care must be taken to avoid damaging other plants in the area. Preemergent treatment is the preferred method as the weed germinates early. For best results, apply preemergent herbicides in the late fall to early winter. Post emergent herbicides can help destroy seedlings. Choose an herbicide that contains glyphosate, glufosinate, or diquat.Local Turf Pros can help you achieve a weed free lawn with our weed control program.