Weed Wednesday: Purslane

Happy Weed Wednesday! Did you know Purslane is classified as summer annual weed? Originating from the Mediterranean, it is widely found around the world today and is a type of succulent. In mid-summer, it’s important to remember that a weed like this can outgrow and infest even the healthiest of home lawns.

Since Purslane is a summer annual weed, it thrives during the summer months and tolerates compacted soil and drought conditions. The stems are smooth and are a reddish color that can reach up to 14 inches long. These stems are accompanied by soft, succulent, dark green, leaves that grow in clusters.

Purslane Weed Control For Home Lawns
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Purslane Weed Control For Home Lawns
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It will produce yellow flowers from mid-summer to early fall, that will last for about 1-2 months. These yellow flowers will only open for a few hours on sunny mornings since it prefers direct sunlight. While some gardeners may find a place for this weed in flower beds, beware it can become an invasive weed among healthy grass since 1 plant can contain thousands of seeds that survive in your soil for up to 40 years.  Early spring pre-emergent and regular herbicide treatments in the summer will help control and eliminate this weed. That’s where we come in.

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