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Lawn with dandelions and other weeds

So your lawn is looking a little crowded these days. Dandelions, hairy bittercress and a selection of other common lawn weeds have made your garden their home, and your lovely green grass must now compete with all sorts of other plants for water and essential nutrients.

Clearly, some anti-weed measures are in order. But how do you kill those pesky weeds without killing your grass too?

If you don't want your lawn to get caught in the weed control crossfire, here's some expert advice from the Taylor Total Weed Control team...

 

Pulling up weeds (no herbicide necessary)

Removing weeds by hand is an obvious choice if you're looking for a lawn-friendly weed control solution. Grab those dandelions and yank them out of the ground - now they're gone, and the surrounding grass should be more or less unscathed.

The problem with this approach is that it's all too easy to leave the job half done. Dandelions are a textbook example - they tend to have a very long tap root that extends far, far down into the soil, so if you're pulling your dandelions out of the ground by hand, you need to be thorough and make sure the entire plant (including the root) is out.

Failure to remove the whole plant can result in a new one growing back in its place. So make sure you do it properly if you're going to do it at all!

 

Weed killers (herbicides)

If pulling up your weeds manually sounds too much like hard work, don't fret - there are plenty of weed killer products that will take care of your weed problem without damaging your grass.

Remember, there are several different types of weed killer. You need to look for a selective weed killer that specifically targets the type(s) of weed you're dealing with.

Learn More: Types of Weed Killer

If you're worried about killing your grass and you'd rather leave your lawn's weed control to the professionals, Taylor Total Weed Control can help. Our experienced operatives are qualified to tackle a wide range of garden weeds (including Japanese knotweed) - give us a call on 029 2039 7554 to arrange your free weed survey.

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