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What is Dollarweed?

Dollarweed in your lawn is a bright green creeping plant that loves moisture, therefore it can steal water away from your lawn.

Dollarweed, or pennywort, is a perennial weed that has bright green, rounded leaves with wavy margins and small white flowers that bloom from July to August. They grow in moist, shady lawns, gardens, and unplanted areas, and thrives in warm temperate regions of the United states.


Spot Treat

First, If you only have a few Dollarweed plants, you can spot treat them with a ready-to-use product. Don’t hand-pull Dollarweed; if you miss a piece of the root the weed will grow back as a result.

Apply a Weed & Feed

To treat large Dollarweed problems, hold off on watering for two weeks. Because, most grasses can handle a short dry spell, but Dollarweed can not. Instead, it becomes week, making it an excellent target for control products. After two weeks, apply a weed-and-feed product labeled for Dollarweed.

Feed Your Lawn

Regular feedings (2 to 4 times per year) with a lawn fertilizer, provides the nutrients your lawn needs to grow thick and strong, as a result it will crowd out weeds like Dollarweed in your lawn.

Water Less

Dollarweed is a water-loving plant. The existence of Dollarweed in your lawn indicates that the area is staying to wet. Therefore, reduce watering so your lawn only receives 1 inch of water per week, either from rainfall or watering, which will allow the soil to dry out. Dollarweed won’t be able to grow as well in the drier soil conditions, but your lawn will develop deeper roots, helping it to better defeat weeds.

Mow High

Finally, Mowing at the height best for your lawn allows the grass to grow thick and develop a deeper root system.