Dormant Lawncare and Weeds

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By the time I write this article my lawn is usually dormant. This year is a different story. The grass has definitely slowed it’s growth, but the grass is still mostly green. For the first time in three or four years there is a lot of pennywort growing in my front lawn. I’m hoping before the end of the month my grass will be brown so I can take the opportunity on a warm winter day to spray the pennywort with an herbicide to kill that off this winter.

Unfortunately, I also have some Florida betony, a weed in the mint family that spreads by rhizomes (underground stems), in my back lawn. This can be a noxious or at least a very troublesome weed in the grass. It’s also a cool season plant, so I’ll spray the back yard at the same time in hopes of getting rid of the Florida betony back there.

Other than winter weed control, the lawn can be raked of fallen leaves and then left to rest for the winter.