Garden Weed Control - Knowledgebase Question

Tallahassee, Fl
Question by jafancy97
March 3, 2011
How can I safely control dollar weed in my gardens?


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Answer from NGA
March 3, 2011

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Dollarweed, also called Pennywort, is a small broadleaf plant. The best way to get rid of it is to hand pull it, roots and all. The problem is that it grows in large patches and it replaces itself quickly so that few find pulling it up a reasonable solution. There are, however, a plethora of avenues of attack to try. Try weed-killing chemicals. There are chemicals available including WipeOut by GreenLight which will kill the weeds but not their seeds so multiple applications will be needed. A product called Image is also an option. Or, you can choose to use a natural weed killing herbicide such as 10 percent vinegar. The formula for this is as follows: 1 gallon of 10 percent vinegar, 1 oz. orange oil, 1 tbsp. molasses (the ordinary kitchen type), 1 tsp. liquid soap. Shake well and use full strength on warm to hot days for best results. Don?t spray on plants you want to keep alive as it will harm any plant it touches. I hope this information is helpful and you can eliminate those pesky dollar weeds.

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