How to Control Henbit

Three Tips to Keep Your Lawn Clear of This Weed


Henbit is a common annual weed that creates problems for homeowners all around the United States. It’s not the easiest of weeds to control because each plant can produce up to 2,000 seeds (yes, really!), which means there are ample opportunities for this pesky plant to spread. This week has a square stem that is either green or purple and then flowers, growing between 5″ to 11″ tall. The good news is that there are ways to control henbit before it becomes a severe problem.

3 Tips to Control Henbit

1. Take Good Care of Your Lawn

The best way to prevent a week from taking up residence in your lawn is to have the healthiest grass you can. When your grass is strong, weeds simply don’t have space to invade. You can take care of your lawn by watering the right way (two long soakings per week), keeping your lawn nicely mowed, and reseeding patchy areas.

2. Find the Weed Early

It’s important to find henbit before it flowers, which is where the seeds form and then spread. Use a chemical spot treatment when necessary to ensure the plant is gone for good; otherwise, you might be dealing with the week for years to come.

3. Seek Professional Help.

Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape is your neighborhood lawn care team, and we know just how to control henbit and other pesky lawn weeds. Choose one of our Lawn Care Packages that feature weed protection in addition to other treatments that help make your lawn the healthiest it’s ever been. Call us today at 765-771-9998 for a free quote.