Black Medic - Knowledgebase Question

mukilteo, wa
Question by elainemknapp
August 5, 2008
A friend has a weed called Black Medic in her yard and has received various suggestions about how to get rid of it. I decided to ask the experts, do you have any suggestions?

Thank You,
Elaine Knapp

Answer from NGA
August 5, 2008


Black medic is relatively easy to pull, roots and all, especially after a rain when the soil is soft. Hand pulling is your first option. Since Black medic is a broadleaf weed, you can also control it with a broadleaf weed killer containing 2,4-D. If the weed has been in the lawn for several seasons, there may be hundreds of seeds which may germinate over a period of years. If Black medic has been a long-standing weed, you may want to treat the lawn with a pre-emergent weed control product such the corn-gluten based Weed Stopper Plus or Weedzstop.

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