Dollar weed also called pennywort are perennial and they are always thriving in moist lawns and gardens. You might have an area in your garden that does not drain well and it’s always wet. Therefore, you might be having difficulty with these weeds.
Manual method: Dollar weeds can also be uprooted by hand. Although. This method can be stressful if you have a wide area.Resolve drainage issues: Correct or find a solution to any drainage problems you might be having in your garden.Reduce irrigation supply: consider reducing the amount of water you supply to your plants and don’t over wet. The goal is to basically avoid your garden from getting soggy.
White vinegar: Applying White Vinegar with a higher percentage of acetic acid has been proved effective for weed elimination. This will destroy the leaves of the dollar weed leaving them incapable of producing their food.Baking soda: Sprinkle some baking soda on the weed foliage. This might help in killing dollar weeds.
Hot water: Pour hot water directly on the affected areas with dollar weeds. Nevertheless, you need to be careful and take consideration of nearby plants. This is because hot water destroys whatever it touches.
Dissolved sugar: Apply some dissolved sugar over the areas with dollar weeds. This might help in dollar weed control.
Chemical control of dollar weeds might be needed in a couple of cases. But we suggest you consider the chemical method as your last option. The reason being those organic methods are environmentally friendly and safer compared to the chemical method which can be unhealthy.
The herbicide (chemical or organic) used in getting rid of the dollar weeds is usually applied during spring. You apply them while the weeds are young. You might need to repeat the herbicide application process for effectiveness.