Category: Lawns

Moss & Algae Control in Lawns

Mosses are nonparasitic, primitive green plants that have fine branched, threadlike stems with tiny leaves. They reproduce by means of wind-blown spores. Mosses typically form a thick, green mat on...

Lespedeza

Description Common lespedeza, also known as Japanese clover (Kummerowia striata, syn. Lespedeza striata), is a very common summer weed that can easily choke out thin turf. It is often found in open...

Poison Ivy

Eastern poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a woody, perennial vine or small shrub that can be found in fields, pastures, woodlands, farms and home landscapes. As a vine, it attaches itself to...

Dollarweed

Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle spp.), also known as pennywort, is a warm-season perennial weed. It gets the common name, dollarweed, from its silver-dollar-shaped leaves. The leaves of dollarweed are...

Lawn Weed Control Timing Chart

Effective Weed Management The most effective weed management strategy is to maintain a thick and healthy lawn. This minimizes sunlight from reaching the soil surface, as many weeds require sunlight...

Chamberbitter

Chamberbitter (Phyllanthus urinaria) is also known as gripeweed, leafflower, or little mimosa. It is a warm-season, annual, broadleaf weed that emerges from warm soils beginning in early summer. It...

Nutsedge

Nutsedges are very aggressive and persistent weeds that commonly infest lawns, vegetable and flower gardens, and home landscapes. They can be very difficult to eradicate, and their control is likely...

Florida Betony

Florida betony (Stachys floridana) is native to Florida and began appearing in other states in the 1940s and 50s. It has become an aggressive weed in residential and commercial landscapes in South...

Wild Garlic & Wild Onion

Description Wild garlic (Allium vineale) and wild onion (Allium canadense) are winter perennials, with wild garlic predominant in South Carolina. They emerge in late fall from underground bulbs and...

Managing Weeds in Fescue Lawns

Tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea, is a popular turfgrass grown in the mountains and upper piedmont areas of South Carolina. Weeds should be controlled through an integrated approach to keep the lawn...

Topdressing A Home Lawn

With the expansion of residential landscapes in the US, the number of homeowners interested in learning how to start and maintain a healthy lawn has increased. Bare soil is usually easier to work...

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