Other Names: Muhlenbergia schreberi

Type: Warm-Season Grassy Weed

Appearance: Nimblewill is a warm-season grassy weed with fine-textured blades and a distinctive pale green color. It tends to form dense lawn patches, creating an uneven and unsightly appearance.

Risk: Nimblewill can quickly invade lawns, particularly in areas with thin or stressed grass. Its ability to spread through both seeds and creeping stolons makes it a persistent weed.

Timing: Nimblewill becomes most noticeable during the warm seasons, typically from late spring to early fall. It thrives in temperatures between 70°F to 90°F.

Outlook: Due to its ability to spread through both seeds and stolons, Nimblewill can be challenging to control. Effective management measures are essential to prevent its dominance.

How to Control Nimblewill

Managing this weed effectively requires a combination of preventative measures and quick treatment.


Take action before this weed appears on your lawn by following best lawn care practices, especially focusing on:

  • Maintain Good Turf Density: A thick, healthy lawn provides less opportunity for Nimblewill to establish.
  • Proper Watering: Consistent and proper watering practices can help maintain the health of desirable grasses, making it less favorable for Nimblewill.


If you find this weed on your lawn, it’s best to take action immediately. Working with a lawn care professional is most effective, but you can also try these DIY options:

  • Selective Herbicides: Apply selective herbicides labeled for grassy weed control, targeting Nimblewill while preserving the health of the surrounding grass.
  • Cultural Practices: Regular mowing and overseeding can help suppress Nimblewill and promote the growth of desirable grasses.

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When dealing with nimblewill, trust Green Image Lawn Care to bring their extensive experience in weed control. Our experts understand the nuances of this invader and employ human- and environmentally-friendly methods for effective control. Contact us today for personalized solutions tailored to your lawn’s needs.

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