It may sound peaceful, but doveweed can declare war on your lawn. It’s like a Trojan horse in that it looks benign – resembling turf early on, it can be overlooked. Doveweed loves the heat and humidity of the summer and spreads quickly during these ideal growing conditions. It is a bit of a late bloomer and will emerge after other weeds have. Beware of low spots in your yard – it thrives in wet areas. Doveweed spreads quickly from seeds and those seeds can remain viable for years. Many post emergence herbicides can result in collateral damage to turf grass in the heat of the summer, so use them only as a last resort. Proper irrigation and mowing practices can help keep control doveweed.