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Winter Weeds

Cold temperatures pose a threat for some plants but create opportunity for others, including a number of winter weeds.

One of the most common winter weeds in North Florida is Florida betony. Other common winter weeds include yellow woodsorrel, chickweed, and dollarweed.

If you only have a few weeds, use a trowel to dig them up, making sure that you get all of the plant parts out of the ground. For larger areas of broadleaf weeds, you may want to try a selective herbicide. Read the product label to determine if it's safe for use on your grass, and always follow label instructions.

Mowing can also help keep weed populations in check by preventing the weeds from producing seeds.

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