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The pesky demon of Tampa Bay lawns
Dollar weeds, also known as pennywort, love the wet, sandy conditions of Tampa Bay lawns, the perfect environment for voracious spreading. It is a member of the parsley family and grows low to the ground with small, round, shiny bright green leaves that look like miniature lily pads or coins. Although only 1-2″ in diameter, they can pack a serious punch if left untreated, spreading like wildfire through your lawn, landscape and flower beds. Dollar weed is a perennial weed that can emerge from seeds or their complex underground network of roots. At Keepers of the Green, our experts have made having a great yard look simple for Tampa home owners for more than 25 years.
Dollar weeds love the wet Tampa Bay lawns
Dollar weed loves water and the wet, often soggy Tampa lawns, especially in the rainy summer months. Dollar weed is an easy sign that your lawn is over-saturated with water. Research from the University of Florida showed that dollar weed could be reduced simply by reducing the amount of water available to the area. This is an easy fix during the non-rainy months, with limited irrigation and use of sprinklers. In the summer months, however, this is virtually impossible with the daily showers.
Before you know it……
Dollar weed is a hardy weed and can take over your entire St. Augustine lawn in the blink of an eye if left untreated. It is probably the number one pesky weed in the state of Florida. Although it loves hot, wet climates, it has been found as far north as Canada. While you can eliminate patches by pulling them out, unless the white root systems are also eradicated, they will continue to repopulate. Contact Keepers of the Green today if you’re ready to get rid of dollar weeds.
Ready to get rid of dollar weeds? Call our Tampa Bay dollar weed elimination experts today
Dollar weeds are Florida’s most common weed and spread quickly if not controlled. With more than 2 decades of experience, our lawn care professionals know how to get rid of dollar weeds and make your lawn healthy and beautiful. Contact us for a free lawn analysis and we provide you with a thoroughly detailed assessment of your entire property. Call 813-884-4255 or contact us online.