Weeds to watch out for: Buttercup, Daisy, Dandelion, Clover and Plantain
A pitch-perfect, weed-free lawn starts with an annual regime of timely maintenance jobs, seasonal feeding, regular mowing and a keen eye for weeds as they first emerge.
Great in theory, but for the average time-strapped gardener, a weekly mowing is as good as it gets! Fortunately there is a range of products to help keep lawn weeds at bay.
Weeds often first enter a lawn by setting seed in worm casts that have been trodden into the turf or smeared by a lawnmower. If worms are active on your lawn, brush their casts into the turf before mowing.
Where weeds are a minor problem it is best to tackle them with a daisy grubber or weed pulling tool. Where they have been allowed to take hold, make the first steps to control in spring with a catch-all product such as AfterCut All-in-One. Not only will it feed and green the lawn, it will also kill weeds and moss.
Some lawn weeds can be persistent and spot spraying with a selective lawn weedkiller may be needed. Resolva Lawn Weedkiller tackles a wide range of lawn weeds without harming the grass. It can be applied at any time during the growing season, but try to hit weeds when they are young for best results. Well-developed weeds may need a follow up treatment.
No matter how you choose to tackle lawn weeds, once removed from the turf, fill the gap with a pinch of lawn seed or AfterCut Patch Fix to prevent weeds seeds from settling.