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Marysville WA
Sshadai
May 29, 2018 8:58 PM CST
Hello and thank you for looking at this post! So I have a fairly new yard that I installed a few years back. Just got back from a deployment and now its infested with weeds. I need to know how to kill these but I need to know what they are first. Please take a look at this photo

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 29, 2018 9:16 PM CST
Welcome!

You have a lot of clover and a few wild geraniums.
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Name: June
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JuneOntario
May 30, 2018 7:03 AM CST
Clover is beneficial in that its roots fix nitrogen in the soil and its flowers feed honeybees. I would just mow the grass and leave it in the lawn. If it's in the flowerbeds, dig it out.

The geranium, if you don't like it where it is, should be fairly easy to pull up before it flowers and seeds itself.
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
May 30, 2018 7:46 AM CST
I like clover in my lawn. It's the only broadleaf I allow. The rest of the weeds I kill with a broadleaf weedkiller you can get pretty cheap at Walmart, Lowes or HD.
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plantladylin
May 30, 2018 7:57 AM CST
I agree, it appears you have both Trifolium (Clover) and Geranium in your lawn.

The clover might be Hop Trefoil (Trifolium campestre) or Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum) but there are probably a few others native in your state as well.

Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum) is a native but the leaves don't look quite right to my eyes for that one. Another possibility and also a Washington native is Sticky Geranium (Geranium viscosissimum) but again, there may be a few others native to Washington and the Pacific Northwest area of the country.

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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
May 30, 2018 8:20 AM CST
To clarify, I only allow white or Dutch clover -- Trifolium repens.
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crawgarden
May 30, 2018 8:21 AM CST
Welcome back from deployment and thanks!
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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
May 30, 2018 9:46 AM CST
crawgarden said:Welcome back from deployment and thanks!

Yes. I also thank you for your service. I tip my hat to you.
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MindiHammerstone
May 30, 2018 9:53 AM CST
Yes, thank you for your service!!

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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 30, 2018 10:57 AM CST
@Sshadai, I'll add my thanks too! GO NAVY!

I come from a long line of Navy (dad, granddad, husband, niece, nephew and also a cousin) but just in case your service is with a different branch, I will also say thank you and ...

GO ARMY!
GO AIR FORCE!
GO MARINES!
GO COAST GUARD!
GO MERCHANT MARINES!



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Marysville WA
Sshadai
May 31, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Thank you everyone! Awesome responses and it is appreciated. Tomorrow I receive some of this for the clover. www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000HCRM4S
And this to help the soil
www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GBVCJ1U
Looks like I need to fertilize way more often then I have been. Now that I'm home I can baby sit the lawn. Oh and GO NAVY!

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