Procumbent pearlwort is a difficult weed to spot as it blends in well with the grass. Pearlwort initially forms a tufted rosette with creeping runners going on to form a thick dense mat when it is established. It has small flowers with white petals, sometimes the petals are not visible, Flowers can be seen from June through to October. Pearlwort prefers all types of soil conditions.
Hand weeding is quite difficult with Pearlwort. However it is an easy weed to control with a selective weed killer containing a mixture of fluroxypyr & clopyralid, a single application should be enough for complete control. For more information on the application of selective herbicide's please visit our Lawn Weeds page. Once the weed has been removed or controlled the bare area can be filled with a mixture of suitable soil and grass seed to aid recovery.