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How to Manage Pests

The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Weeds and weed management

The best defense against weeds is a healthy, vigorously growing lawn. Select a proper turfgrass species, follow recommended lawn establishment and maintenance procedures, and identify weed species when problems arise and before selecting management practices.

Prevent weed invasions


Manage serious weed problems

For more information, see the Weed Management in Lawns Pest Note.

Dandelion in turf


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