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Weed Management Resources for Landscape Professionals

Managing weeds is a continuous battle in lawns and landscapes.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is important for managing pest problems, including weeds. In IPM, you use a variety of methods to control pest populations, including cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical methods. The goal with IPM is to suppress pest problems, not to eradicate them.

Landscape managers often use pesticides to manage weeds. When using a pesticide, be sure to read the label carefully and follow all instructions. Using a pesticide in a manner that does not comply with the label is illegal. Always wear personal protective equipment (PPE). If you have questions about pest identification or pesticides, contact your local Extension office.


NC State University TurfFiles

NC State Extension Weeds Portal

NC Pesticide Safety Education Portal


NC Agricultural Chemicals Manual

Southeastern US Pest Control Guide

Pest Control for Professional Turfgrass Managers

Are there alternatives to glyphosate for weed control in landscapes? Joe Neal, NC State Extension.

Improving Weed Control in Landscape Planting Beds. Chris Marble and Andrew Koeser, UF IFAS Extension.

Using a Hand-Cranked, Hand-Held Spreader to Apply Herbicides in Container Nurseries. Amy Barker and Joe Neal, NC State Extension.

Postemergence Grass Control in Landscapes and Nurseries.Joe Neal, NC State Extension.

Identifying and Managing Landscape Weeds: A Guide for Homeowners in the Piedmont Region of NC.

NC Extension Gardener Handbook