Weed of the week: Thymeleaf Speedwell

Lawn Pride fertilization and weed control.Also known by its scientific name, Veronica serpyllifolia, Thymeleaf Speedwell is a perennial broadleaf weed that can be found in much of the country. This weed thrives in moist to wet environments, including woods, slopes and hillsides, grassy areas and waste areas. Identifying Thymeleaf Speedwell  Thymeleaf Speedwell features purple and white flowers that are deeply lobed or notched at the tip. It is identified by hairless, laterally growing stems and leaves. The weed roots at the nodes when they are in contact with the soil and form dense mats. This is especially evident when the weed is living among turfgrass. Thymeleaf Speedwell Control  A healthy lawn is the best method to control this weed. That means proper mowing and watering, which inhibits the weed’s ability to grow. Physical removal (i.e. “weed pulling”) can be effective, although you will run the risk of spreading the seeds to additional areas of your lawn and landscaping. Our weed control products are effective against this weed and you should see it begin to die within a few days of our applications. As always if you ever have any questions or if you aren't seeing weeds die within 5-10 days after an application, give us a call.