Spotted spurge can be a common broadleaf weed to see during the summer in your lawn. It is a very low growing weed with a shallow root system. Spurge will be found growing in areas with dry, compacted soil. With the dry weather this year, you may see this pop up in areas of thin turf, where the ground is particularly dry and compacted. Controlling this weed once it emerges can be quite difficult at times. Creating a dense healthy stand of grass by properly watering, fertilizing as well as pre-emergent control are the best options for controlling this weed.