What is this plant and how do I control it? It has smooth, teardrop-shaped, succulent leaves branching from a succulent stem. It has small flowers with 5 white petals. It forms a thick, ground-hugging mat and is out-competing my bermuda lawn. I have ripped it up and it just comes back. I am near Blythe, California.
This is a portulaca of some sort. The same conditions beloved by your Bermuda Grass are also beloved by this plant. I am almost thinking you should over water your lawn...succulents are unable to deal with too much water. What are you doing for fertilizer? Have you tried any 'products' on the lawn up to this point?