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How to Control Dollar Weed in St Augustine Turf Grass Lawn

How to Control Dollar Weed in St Augustine Turf Grass Lawn

The waxy glossy green leaves of dollar weed present themselves just above and horizontal to the mowing plane of the lawn – making dollar weed one of the most visible and noxious weeds in a St Augustine grass lawn
But that highly visible leaf is only a small part of the problem because dollar weed lives primarily below ground - about 90% of the plant is below ground. So, killing the leaf does little to control the plant!

This Weed Has Round Leaves Similar to Dollar Weed but is Dichondra

This Weed Has Round Leaves Similar to Dollar Weed but is Dichondra

Dichondra is often called Dollar Weed. However there are a few distinctive that will help tell them apart. Dichondra is low growing - rarely higher than St Augustine turf. Dichondra has a lighter dull green color compared to Dollar Weed's glossy green color. And, where Dollar Weed's leaf margin is complete forming a round leaf, Dichondra has a deep cut in the base of the leaf.

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