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Lawn weeds

Can you recommend and tell me where I can buy an organic weed killer. Buttercup, clover, daisy and dandelion are the problem. Bloom129, , Co Dublin Posted: 04/07/2017

There is none ...except hand-weeding with an old knife, which you are unlikely to do.

Accept weeds as ...wild flowers ...and then they are no longer weeds! 


Selective Weedkiller on New Seed

I applied Dicophar weedkiller to my lawn last year and wish to do it again. However the instructions state: "Do not treat new lawns until established for 6 months." Since I have overseeded and repaired bare patches on the lawn, does this mean I cannot use my lawn weedkiller again this year as it might damage the newly seeded parts that are less than 6 months old? Madra, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick Posted: 15/05/2017

Yes, lawn weedkillers can damage young grass, especially with other stresses such as dry soil and warm weather.

Having used it last year, it should not be necessary after just one year. 

  Weed and moss growth

Weed and moss growth

I have attached two pictures with this post. The one on the right is of the weed that covers our front garden - it looks like a very light and soft moss to me and seems to be very much covering the surface and spreading fast. The other picture on the left, is of the weed covering the back garden. And now that winter is over I have noticed there's a lot less grass and a lot more of these patchy areas. The soil is very damp and trodden hard so there's not much drainage/air getting in. We have two dogs in our back garden so I imagine that's where the hard soil came from. Any tips on what I should do first? Would spreading grass seed be advised? I assume I should do something to tackle the weed first. Mike_piercy, Navan, Co Meath Posted: 11/03/2017

The moss would not survive trampling by dogs, which is why no moss in the back, but the weed buttercups have survived. 

You can apply lawn mosskiller now in the front.

The back garden will stay bare or get worse as long as the dogs have the run of it. Perhaps a dedicated dog run?

Buttercups can be killed by lawn weed killer in May, but there might not be much lawn left. 

It is very diifficult for new grass seed to grow while being constantly walked on. 


lawn weed

I have discovered a clover like weed that has spread throughout my lawns. It has a very small yellow bulb like head on it that tangles itself throught out the grass ,not sure what it is or the best way to get rid of it. I put down a weed and feed about 3 weeks ago which to be honest didnt do much. Just wondering how long do i wait before i spray with a weed killer and then fertilise it. 170620151, Berrings, Co Cork Posted: 30/06/2016

This sounds like shamrock, which is also known as yellow suckling clover. Lots of people like it!
It is a sign of low soil fertility. Feeding will help.


Clover Removal

I used Mo Bactor on my lawn in early April, great result with regards to moss removal and a lush lawn. I am now seeking to remove clover from my lawn can you recommend any product. I hope to apply Mo Bactor again in Autumn. Cheers Derek 170620162, Aughrim, Co Wicklow Posted: 17/06/2016

If you wish to remove clover, apply a lawn weedkiller in fine weather and do not allow the droplets to drift onto flowers or shrubs.

  Weeds in lawn

Weeds in lawn

This weed (see attached picture) has grown all over our lawn. It is only our 2nd year in this house but it wasn't there last week. Any ideas as to how to deal with it? ClaireLarkfield, , Co Dublin Posted: 06/06/2016

The weed is ragwort and it usually dies out eventually under regular mowing but lawn weedkiller will clear it too.


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