Dealing With Oxalis
- Regular feedings, 2-4 times per year, provide the nutrients your lawn needs to grow thick and strong and help crowd out weeds
- Mowing at a height best for your lawn allows the grass to grow thick and develop a deep root system. Grass clippings recycle nutrients back into the soil.
- Your lawn will begin to wilt when water is needed. As much as possible, take advantage of nature's sprinklers and rely on the rain to water your lawn. If using sprinklers, water lawns deeply and infrequently (1" of water per week is all that your lawn needs).
- Oxalis can be confused with clover when not in flower. Clover has rounded leaflets in sets of 3 whereas oxalis has heart-shaped leaflets in sets of 3.
- There are two types of oxalis: Common yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta) which has light green leaves and Creeping woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata) which has reddish, hairy leaves and spreads by creeping stems.