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Battling Winter Weeds in Southern Lawns 

Our lawns take on a life of their own in the winter. If your lawn is properly cared for, you have a dormant lawn that requires minimal mowing/care.  If your routine maintenance was less than stellar, you have a beautiful chia pet flourishing in the yard. 

winter weeds in New Orleans grass

Common Weeds in New Orleans Lawns 

Here are the common winter weeds: 
  • Annual Bluegrass
  • Black medic
  • Chickweed
  • Clover
  • Crabgrass
  • Dandelion
  • Henbit

Once the weeds have taken over a lawn, it is necessary to use post emergent herbicide.  Post-emergent herbicides are exactly what it sounds like, you apply the chemicals after the weeds are present.  We recommend using one of the Fertilome products to eliminate clovers, chickweed,  and other winter broadleaf weeds. Make sure to follow label instructions exactly.  When applying chemicals to a lawn or garden, being exact is an absolute necessity.  

If you are not sure what steps to take or concerns about the difficulty in applying chemicals to your lawn, consider our landscape consultation service.