Woodsorrel or oxalis is a cool season annual perennial native to North America. In warmer areas like Florida, it is a perennial and can be found throughout the state. If you spot it in your yard, you might think it to be clover. Closer inspection ... READ MORE
There are many ways to help manage your pastures, one of them being weed management. Weed management involves scouting for weeds in your pastures frequently, being aware of ways to prevent seed contamination, and different ways to control weeds. ... READ MORE
Dollarweed is a very common perennial weed that also goes by the name pennywort. As the name implies, it it about the size of a silver dollar. It also looks just like a mini lily pad - which is appropriate considering how much it likes water. ... READ MORE
Spotted spurge is a low-growing broad leaf weed, native to North America. This summer annual is not picky about where it grows - lawns, cracks in sidewalks, nurseries, gardens, athletic fields, and nursery containers. This plant produces copious ... READ MORE
When we look at turf weeds, they generally fall into three categories – grassy weeds like Common Bermuda grass, broadleaf weeds such as dollarweed, and then there are sedges. Sedges appear almost grass-like in nature but are very different ... READ MORE
OrangeTV, the official channel of Orange County, Florida's government, recently visited the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center to discuss our research and UF/IFAS Extension.
Dr. Chris Marble is an assistant professor in the department ... READ MORE
The act of hand-weeding is often considered a dreaded chore, but gardeners take heart! With just a few modifications and – perhaps – a slightly different mindset, you can make this chore less daunting and even enjoyable.
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It may sound peaceful, but doveweed can declare war on your lawn. It's like a Trojan horse in that it looks benign - resembling turf early on, it can be overlooked. Doveweed loves the heat and humidity of the summer and spreads quickly during ... READ MORE
Smilax is a common vine that can pop up in unwanted spots in landscapes. Learn about how this plant grows and management techniques with UF IFAS Escambia County Extension.
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As a boy I remember our St. Augustinegrass lawn. I fondly remember winter annual weeds in that lawn.
Many of these so called “weeds” are native wildflowers and a number of pollinators use these wildflowers.
To see clumps of winter ... READ MORE