Located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Canada's most northern major city. The summer here started out very hot and dry with many days above 30C and stretches of no rain for weeks. The grass did not take off very well this season and there seems to be a way higher than ever average of weeds growing in the grass. This weed first only appeared in our yard about 3 years ago and now I cannot seem to keep up with them.
Some traits of this weed are.
- very coarse tough stems - lay down and creep along the ground - one long root for whole plant - easy to pull out intact due to the strong nature of the plant - no flowers that I have noticed - grow in the center of the lawn and on the edge
what is this prolific weed? and is there anything that can be done to rid my grass of this weed or make it undesirable for this weed to grow?