Weed Control 101

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6 Common Weeds Found In Western PA

Close Up Of Dandelion


Dandelions are easily recognizable by their bright yellow flowers and distinctive pinnately lobed leaves. They have a deep taproot, and their fluffy seed heads make them easily dispersible by the wind.

White Clover

White clover is a low-growing perennial weed with trifoliate leaves and white, ball-shaped flower heads. It spreads via creeping stems and is commonly found in lawns with nitrogen-deficient soils.

Ground Ivy close up

Ground Ivy/Creeping Charlie

Also known as ground ivy, Creeping Charlie is a trailing perennial with round, scalloped leaves and small, tubular purple flowers. It tends to form dense mats, particularly in shaded or moist areas.

Chickweed close up


Common Chickweed is a low-growing winter annual with small, star-like white flowers. Its opposite leaves are light green and have a characteristic line of fine hairs along the stem. It often forms dense mats in lawns.


Crabgrass is an annual grassy weed with spreading stems that form a crab-like shape. It thrives in areas with poor lawn density and can quickly invade open spaces. Identifying features include wide leaf blades and a prostrate growth habit.

Broadleaf Plantain

Broadleaf plantain has broad, oval-shaped leaves with distinct parallel veins. It forms rosettes close to the ground and produces tall, slender spikes with tiny greenish flowers. This weed is often found in compacted soils.

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