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weed with white fluffy seed heads

One question, what type of grass do you plan to seed with and when?

Make sure to read and follow all label directions found on the herbicide bag/container. Make sure the herbicide is safe to use on the type of lawn grass which you are growing,

The weed you described seems to be cudweed (without a picture I cannot id with 100% certainty.) Cudweed is a broadleaf weed than does produce a mass of fluffy white seeds. Yes, these seed will most certainly be the next weedy plants.

Check with a garden centers for preemergent and/or postemergent herbicides available in your area.

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In order to keep the seed from growing into mature, seed producing plants you will need to use a preemergent herbicde (that controls broadleaf weeds as well) in the fall. Peremergent herbicide are applied in mid-September and again late winter mid-February).

If a warm season grass such as bermudagrass or centipedegrass, now is a great time to do so.

Broadleaf plantain: Broadleaf plantain is a low-growing perennial. It has broad leaves with prominent veins and may smother lawn grass if left untreated, which generally calls for maintaining thick lawn coverage.

Crabgrass: Crabgrass is a homeowner’s worst nightmare, creeping up throughout the lawn. This summer annual lies flat to the ground and has reddish purple stems (both smooth and hairy). It forms slender spike-shaped seedheads just below mowing height, making it difficult to manage.

In order to identify weed types and bring them under control, it’s important to understand how they grow. Like other plants, weeds can be annual or perennial. Annual weeds are less troublesome as far as control measures go. While they are known to sprout up nearly anywhere due to seed dispersal, their root systems are relatively shallow. This makes them easy to pull and eradicate, although doing so before they set seed is recommended.

How to Identify Weed Types

Spotted spurge: Spotted spurge has a reddish purple spot in the center of each leaf and the sap is milky (which may cause a rash in sensitive individuals). This annual weed can be pulled up easily in moist soil. Improving the density of lawn grass can help keep it under control.

White clover: White clover is a perennial weed that forms creeping runners and produces white, fluffy-looking blooms. Since this weed is a legume which fixes nitrogen, it is often found in lawns with low fertility. Adding nitrogen to the soil can help ease the population of clover.

Weeds are a common occurrence in most lawns and gardens. While many of them are quite familiar, there may be some that are not. Learning about some of the most common types of weeds can make it easier to eliminate them from the landscape.

Ground ivy: Also known as creeping charlie, this weed is extremely difficult to control, as this creeping plant (recognized by its round, scalloped leaves, square stems, and small purplish flowers) can form large patches in shady, moist areas of the landscape.