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Yellow Woodsorrel
Oxalis stricta

WEED DESCRIPTION
This perennial thrives in dry, open turf sites, and often invades lawns that are stressed from insect, disease or maintenance issues. It is typically recognized by its heart-shaped leaflets that also resemble clover. In the spring and summer, it produces yellow flowers with five petals that flare outward. Leaves fold down at night and open during the day to harvest sunlight.

CONTROL TIPS
Preemergence products, such as Dimension® or Gallery® specialty herbicide, can be used to keep yellow woodsorrel from becoming a problem. Split applications should be made in the spring to ensure complete control. Turflon® Ester Ultra or Confront® specialty herbicides can be used for postemergence control. Weeds such as yellow woodsorrel are perennial broadleaf weeds and are capable of living more than two years. Proper fertilization, mowing and irrigation are necessary to promote healthy, weed-free turf.

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Get Control of Clover

Common in lawns across the country, white clover is a creeping winter perennial known for its low-growing behavior and ability to thrive in moist soils. Check out this video for helpful identification tips and simple ways to control this invasive weed now.
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Four Steps to Combat Spring Weeds Now

Did you know that fall is the perfect time to treat for spring weeds? Summer herbicide applications have likely burned down top growth, but weeds will reappear once air and soil temperatures start to drop. Many annuals and perennials will be present in the turf during this time, giving you the perfect opportunity to attack a broad spectrum of weeds.
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This issue of Weed Watch was produced by North Coast Media's content marketing staff in collaboration with Dow AgroSciences. The series features key weeds, along with identification tips, control tips and product recommendations.

Yellow woodsorrel photo: Dow AgroSciences