Lawn weeds - prevention, symptoms and control
Common lawn weeds
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.
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.