In Florida, there are many species of weeds that can compete with your lawn.Some weeds are easy to control, others such as crab grass and carpet-grass are more of a challenge.
One tool often overlooked as a preventative measure is proper turf fertilization. A healthy lawn will inhibit sunlight from reaching germinating weed seeds. Maintaining your grass’ dominance in the lawn with fertilizer will build a strong defense against weeds in the lawn. This is especially true in winter.
If you already have weeds in the lawn, turf friendly herbicide treatments may be needed. The old adage ” an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies.