Episode #68 | Original Air Date: June 3, 2020
Weeds are unwanted plants that get in the way of plants you do want. To control them, you need to find out which group your weeds belong to.
Broadleaf weeds have leaves with net-like veins and usually have showy flowers. Common broadleaf weeds in Florida include clovers, chickweed, and pusley.
Grassy weeds look, as you might expect, like grass. Some of the undesirable grasses you might find in your lawn are goosegrass, crabgrass, and tropical signalgrass.
Sedges have triangular stems, often have soft, burr-like seed heads, and prefer moist habitats.
How your weed is classified can help you choose the appropriate management strategy to get a handle on your weed problem.
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