About Max Todd

Max Todd, owner of Fairway Lawn Service has been in the lawn business since he was seventeen years old. He worked for a lawn service for six years before starting Fairway Lawn Service in 1977. Now, thousands of San Francisco Bay Area homeowners rely on Fairway Lawn Service to aerate their lawns on a regular basis. Its customers also benefit by Max's expertise and free advice. Max loves lawns, and knows everything about them. Call him. You'll see!
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Mouse Ear Chickweed

This weed has several variations, “mouse ear” and “common.” They are similar to all broad-leaved weeds in that they are controlled [...]

Mouse Ear Chickweed2023-11-22T22:29:14+00:00

Ground Ivy

Ground ivy looks like giant mallow except that it has lobed leaves instead of serrated leaves. It has stubborn runners that [...]

Ground Ivy2023-11-22T22:27:52+00:00

Black Medic

This weed looks like clover but it isn’t related. It was used as a medicinal treatment in ancient times and was [...]

Black Medic2023-11-22T22:28:26+00:00


Don’t confuse this weed with clover – it’s MUCH smaller and has tiny yellow flowers. A relative of woodsorrel, oxalis is [...]



Spurge is a perennial plant that leaks a milky fluid when broken. There are several types of spurge including spotted spurge, [...]


Mallow (pennywort)

Mallow is a perennial plant that resembles ground ivy. It spreads from a central root and can be successfully pulled out [...]

Mallow (pennywort)2023-11-22T12:10:36+00:00

White Clover

Clovers are broad-leaved weeds that are of the legume family. They produce their own nitrogen and are usually very green. Clover [...]

White Clover2023-11-22T22:25:45+00:00


Would you eat this weed? Many people do (dandelion greens) but they really don’t belong in a lawn! Dandelions are biennial [...]


Bermuda grass

Bermuda grass is not technically considered a weed, but many of us don’t like it and try to get rid of [...]

Bermuda grass2023-11-22T22:25:25+00:00

Quack grass

Quack grass is a perennial and is difficult to control since they resemble turf grasses in their tolerance to herbicides. They [...]

Quack grass2023-11-22T22:25:10+00:00
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