Common Lawn Weed: Carpetweed
Carpetweed, what is it, and how do you control it? Well, first, let’s identify this pesky weed. As its name implies, Carpetweed is a weed that spreads outward rather than upward and creates a blanket (or carpet) of coverage in your lawn. This plant has long, flat leaves that connect to a single taproot by a pink node at the stem bases.
Phot source: https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/carpetweed-mollugo-verticillata/
Carpetweed is a summer annual weed, meaning it begins to germinate in late spring and is a
full-blown nuisance by summer. Now, in Northwest Florida, we have warm sandy soil which
happens to be a type of soil that Carpetweed thrives in. Carpetweed also likes freshly tilled soil like gardens and new lawns. Given that we have favorable conditions for this weed, you may see it in your lawn especially if you just laid a full new lawn.
Photo source: https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/carpetweed-mollugo-verticillata/