Weed-opedia: Dollarweed

by Tricia Goad / Wednesday, 03 August 2016 / Published in Weed-opedia

 Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle Umbellata)

What does it look like?: Dollarweed was named because it looks like clusters of green round sand dollars. Low growing, but spreads like wildfire.

What causes it?: Typically, too much water combined with loosely compacted soil. This hardy weed thrives in areas with little grass and very wet soil.

When does it show up?: Late Spring – early Fall.

Best treatment plan: This is a very hard weed to get rid of once it has established itself. The best treatment for Dollarweed is to pull by hand and keep your turf watered in a healthy way. Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?: Sometimes it is only until a rainy streak stops, but if you have poor drainage you could be battling it for years.

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