To effectively manage weeds in your Florida lawn or garden, it's important to know the different types of weeds. Something that controls one type of weed may not control another type. There are three general groups of weeds: broadleaf, grassy, and grass-like (sedges).
Broadleaf weeds, like clovers and beggarweed, have leaves with net-like veins and usually have showy flowers.
Grassy weeds look like grass, and include goosegrass, crabgrass, and smutgrass.
Sedges, like purple nutsedge and water sedge, have triangular stems, often have soft, burr-like seed heads, and prefer moist habitats.
- Homeowner Considerations Prior to Selecting a Weed Control Product
- Weed Management in Home Lawns
- Weeds in Florida
Also on Gardening in a Minute
- Common Lawn Weed Identification Gallery--About.com
- Weed Classification--University of California IPM
- Weed Control in Turf--AggieTurf, Texas A&M University
- Weeds--American Lawns
- Turf 238: How Are Weeds Classified?--Pennsylvania State University