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Question DetailsAsked on 9/28/2011

Anyone know how to rid the lawn of dollar weeds without killing everything Help????????????????

Other yards have it bad and my new lawn is getting it now what should I do?

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RoundUp works great as a spot treatment. Spray it on the leaves of the weeds, make sure it doesn't get washed off (rain or sprinklers for a few hours after it is sprayed). It will kill the weeds in just a few days. They will turn brown and shrivel up. Also, there are weed'n'feed fertilizers that can be applied to the entire lawn. It will strengthen the lawn and choke out the weeds at the same time. Either of these will do the trick!

Answered 8 years ago by 2Masters


You need an applicators license to treat weeds commercially. We are not in the business of applying chemicals but I can tell you that I haven't seen any organic methods that work on dollar weed, other than making sure you have a healthy lawn and sound maintenance practices to crowd them out.

You will need to find a broad leaf weed killer that's safe for your turf type. Read labels carefully and do not use less or more than what is recommended. Round up is OK but hard on your back. You can expect to to do 2-3 treatments before desired results are achieved.

Answered 8 years ago by Dallas Curb Appeal


Dollarweed is also known as Pennywort. THIS IS A CONTROLLABLE WEED. There are many products with the active ingredient 2,4-D. Products with this ingredient are labeled for control of dollarweed and it does work. I recommend being very careful with new grass and attempt a small, inconspicuous area with a 1/2 rate first before treating the entire area.

I take care of many lawns that no longer have this troublesome weed. In fact the neighbors to the left and right of my customers have dollarweed right down the property line but none or very few where I spray. Contrary to popular belief RoundUp (Glyphosate) is NOT a very effective chemical control method.

WARNING: Always read the product label completely. Products with 2,4-D should not be applied above 85-90 degrees depending on what else might be mixed with it. Some grass types should not be treated with this product.

Source: Coastal Turf, Charleston, SC

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_9904044

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