A group of plants that often have a milky, poisonous juice. There are several different types of spurge including spotted, garden, creeping, nodding, ground, petty, and leafy spurge. These troublesome weeds can steal nutrients and water that your growing grass and plant life need, as well as overgrow shorter plants in gardens and landscapes. Once a lawn or garden is infected, these weeds become even harder to control, so it is important to utilize preventative lawn care treatments to preserve the good health of your lawn or garden.