Unhealthy lawns and patchy soil can quickly become overrun by quackgrass. The weed can be hard to remove due to its fast-growing rhizome-based root system, so knowing where to look for quackgrass in your lawn will help you treat at the first sight of the weed. Read below to learn more.
Where Does Quackgrass Grow?
Quackgrass grows throughout most of the United States (less commonly in the Southeastern coastal states), but it is considered invasive in the Midwestern states and Western coastal areas.
The weed can often be found in lawns and soils with these characteristics:
- Patchy, thin soil
- Loamy, sandy soil
- Heavy clay soil
When Does Quackgrass Grow?
Quackgrass is a cool-season weed. It can grow from late summer to early spring, depending on the climate and location. In some regions, the weed can stay year round. The rhizome root system of quackgrass will spread mostly during the hottest part of the summer. New quackgrass shoots will usually appear above ground in the fall.
If you see quackgrass on your property, treating quickly will be key to preventing the weed from spreading and taking over your lawn. Learn how to get rid of quackgrass by clicking the right arrow below.