Lawn weeds - prevention, symptoms and control

Common lawn weeds

Dandelions
The dandelion can have quite a big impact on a lawn as the spread of their leaves can be quite effective as they form a rosette with their broad shaped leaves that progressively widen and then contract like an elongated arrow head. These leaves will stop sunlight from reaching any grass beneath the leaves. Dandelions are one of the most easy to identify weeds due to their well known yellow flower and the distinctive seed stage.

Moss
Many lawn treatments such as weed and feed contain ‘moss killer’ that contains chemicals that will selectively kill moss off. Once the moss is dead it can be raked out of lawn and disposed of. Care must be taken when using a moss killer as when the dead moss is removed it can leave large bare patches of lawn that are prone to infestation from other weeds.