What is Spotted Spurge and How Do I Control It?
Spotted spurge is easy to spot. In addition to its signature red spots, it can be distinguished by the milky sap that is released when any plant part is split open.
Spotted spurge is easy to spot. In addition to its signature red spots, it can be distinguished by the milky sap that is released when any plant part is split open. Once established, each bright green plant forms a thick mat that can be up to three feet in diameter. After germinating in mid-spring, the plant’s inconspicuous, green flowers bloom from June until September.
PURGE SPOTTED SPURGE QUICKLY
Spotted spurge spreads quickly throughout weak areas in your lawn by producing several thousand seeds per plant. Even though it’s a summer annual, late-season seeds can sprout next spring after lying dormant during cold temperatures. This warm-weather pest begins seed production a mere five weeks after germination, so early detection and treatment is key.
MAKE THE CREEP TAKE A FLYING LEAP IN 3 EASY STEPS.
How do I stop it?
Feed your lawn regularly and mow it at the proper height to help keep the turf full and dense. This ensures that Spotted Spurge won’t have room to grow.
Teach spotted spurge a lesson
Apply Roundup® For Lawns when the weed is young and actively growing with adequate soil moisture for best results.