The Worst Weeds in Georgia

The sun is shining, and it’s not surprising that so many of us are ready to get outside and spend time in our gardens. But there are plenty of aspects of lawn maintenance that don’t fit neatly into a gardening hobby. Among the worst are weeds that infest the lawn and make your life more difficult. What are the worst weeds in Georgia, and what can you do about them? Let’s take a closer look. 


This aggressive weed is also the most common in Georgia. It can grow fast and big and be hard to eradicate. The seeds begin to germinate in the winter when our focus isn’t at all on lawn care, so by the time it sprouts in spring, it can already be a huge issue. 


Chickweed looks innocent enough with tiny white flowers, but don’t become complacent. It spreads fast and needs to be destroyed at the root. Just one chickweed plant can produce 800 seeds in just one year and will quickly take over your lawn. 

Wild Lettuce

It can be easy to confuse this weed with the less problematic dandelion, but the only thing it has in common is the shape of the leaves. Wild lettuce can produce an astounding 23,000 seeds. They need to be pulled up by the roots, and be sure to avoid mowing them; the thick sap can damage your lawnmower.


Many people have a love/hate relationship with clover. Some people don’t mind the lucky three-leafed plants, but others find it troublesome when maintaining a clean lawn. You have to pull clover from the roots, but don’t leave the plants on the ground. They can continue to germinate even after they’re pulled.

Annual Bluegrass

It sounds like bluegrass is something you want to cultivate for your lawn, but not this kind. It can be challenging to control since it resembles grass, and it isn’t until the spring when the delicate white flowers appear. Killing this weed requires a gentle touch as methods can kill your lawn. 

Choosing a Lawn Service to Help

If you have difficult weeds preventing your lawn from looking its best, you may want to consider hiring a lawn service. If you want to know how to choose there right Atlanta area lawn service, here are a few things to think about. 

  • Find referrals from friends and family. 
  • Confirm their license and insurance. 
  • Evaluate their customer service quality. 
  • Determine their reliability. 
  • Compare cost and services. 
  • Learn about the products they recommend for your lawn. 

Building a trusting relationship with a local lawn service can keep your yard green and lush all year long. 

Are you ready for a home with a lush, green lawn? 

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