The label reads: “Weed Killer for Lawns”. The label should read: “Kills weeds if the right amount of the right product at the right time on the right lawn with the right equipment during the right conditions may kill some weeds but it takes a whole lot more than a bottle of herbicide to keep a lawn weed free”.
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!
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.
There is no one solution for weed control and it is a never ending process of rinse and repeat. Currently there is no one solution for weeds – they are a reoccurring and complex problem.