Weed of the Month: Indicators of Weeds

Creating a great looking lawn takes planning, time, and dedication. You water, prune, irrigate, fertilize and mow, and just when you think you have created the perfect plot – you see a weed. This blemish does not necessarily imply you did something ‘wrong’, but rather there is a ‘right’ condition for your ‘plant in the wrong place’. Many weeds like having their feet wet – dollarweed being one of them. Dollarweed could be a sign or over watering, poor drainage, or leaking irrigation lines.  Black medic can be a sign of dry soil. Spurges can indicate a nematode problem. Goosegrass could indicate a soil compaction issue. Chickweed likes shade, and it could become an issue in shady areas where turf growth will not be as vigorous. Integrated pest management starts with good observation. If you spy a weed in your yard, do a little digging and detective work. Perhaps a slight modification in how you manage your lawn might be the cure.

For more information: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/EP634


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Posted: June 26, 2024

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Integrated Pest Management, Lawn, Pests And Disease, PMU, Weeds

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