While some people opt for professional lawn maintenance companies, some homeowners may wish to perform their own landscape pest control in order to save money, to have more control of what is applied, or simply because they enjoy it. This EDIS publication is for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists and homeowners who want to utilize herbicides to control weeds in their landscape. This publication discusses common herbicides available at retail stores and how homeowners can use these them safely and effectively.
This publication provides information and general management recommendations for a variety of common weed species found throughout Florida. For a species-specific weed identification guide or information on weed control in turfgrass, visit the EDIS Weed Control directory.
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