The key to preventing weeds from overtaking your lawn is to maintain the health and density of your lawn. Proper mowing height, fertilization, and irrigation of your lawn continue to be the best defense against weeds like dollarweed and bluegrass. Since both dollarweed and bluegrass are exceedingly resilient, eradication may not be the most practical solution; management may be more realistic.
Dollarweed is a perennial weed in the parsley family that tends to infest lawns in places like Baton Rouge, LA, Jackson, TN, and Tupelo, MS. Dollarweed is considered to be an indicator weed that signals that a lawn has high moisture content and weakened turf grass. This weed is often confused with dichondra, a similar looking weed, but dichondra is typically found when the ground is dry and the turf is thin.
Once dollarweed is established in your lawn, it can prove to be resistant to drought. This weed often fades during periods of high temperatures only to return with a vengeance when the weather cools down. You can cure this common problem by ensuring that you’re not mowing too low or ignoring diseases like brown patch. Using an herbicide may be necessary if the infestation is heavy.
Annual bluegrass is one of the most common types of weeds that can be found in gardens, ornamental plantings, and lawns. To date, there is no organic or chemical herbicide that will kill bluegrass without killing every other plant in the vicinity.
Bluegrass can survive very low mowing heights and still re-seed. This grass germinates in late summer or fall as temperatures plummet below 70 degrees Fahrenheit and continues to germinate throughout the winter. Bluegrass is a prolific weed that seeds rapidly. Each small plant can produce over 100 seeds in just a few short weeks.
It can be tough to eliminate this persistent weed. To control bluegrass, you may have to do all of the following:
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