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weed taking over lawn

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:38

Thanks spider. I can cope with the odd dandelion, buttercup, daisy etc but this weed took over. I used lawn weedkiller, which hasn't done anything.  I tried Roundup for paths on just one clump and it killed off the weed, but it obviously killed the surrounding grass.  It's only a very small patch so I will clear it out and put some grass seed down. I can't / don't want to do that to the whole lawn or I wouldn't have a lawn left. I would rather get rid of it without chemicals, asI did by digging out the dandelions with a daisy grubber but it would take forever. (Not to mention the bad back and knees by leaning over for so long)

Ah well, off to mow the lawn before it rains.

Compost bin

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 15:33

Lyn -  a long time since I heard of a "guzunda", as in, guzunda the bed. We had one when I was little and lived in a 2 up, 2 down with an outside toilet. 

You must be from up north. 

weed taking over lawn

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 12:26

Northernlass - thanks for the link. It looks like I may need to dig it all out - there goes the lawn!!!!!!

I don't mind the clover but this stuff makes the lawn look awful, especially when you can see the brown tinge from the flowers.

Rhinus - what was the name of the fertilizer? I may give that a go. Mind you, there is not much grass left to fertilize.  

Paulk2 - the grass just looks longer in the photo. Both photos were taken at the same time. I mow it once a week. I did rake the patches of weed before mowing but it didn't help. And, yes, the lawn could do with scarifying - sorry! 

weed taking over lawn

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:02

Thanks for the replies.

The problem with the weed is that it is covering more and more of the lawn and the grass is getting less and less.  

Ceres, yes I have fed the toms, but they get a bit dry as they are in tubs. It was the purple and yellow colour on the leaves that I was worried about. The cordon toms planted in the borders at the other side of the garden seem OK


weed taking over lawn

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:36

What is this weed which is taking over my lawn, and how can I get rid of it?


Also, have my tomatoes got blight?


Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 15:22

I know it as white rock - a low growing plant with white flowers.It may have been my dad's name for it as the name came from a long way back in my memory.  

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 15:06

Could be that Cork is a small name. Or, going with the anagram, isn't there a plant called Rock???

GW Subscription Issues

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:53

Mine arrived this morning.

GW Subscription Issues

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:06

Mine used to arrive from 21st - this month's not arrived yet.  


Talkback: Subscriber Club online

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 16:53

I think you now have to pay extra to get the digital edition. You used to get it free if you subscribed to the paper edition but I think they changed it and you now have to pay.

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