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image Anyone tell me what this nasty stuff is and how best to get rid of it. I have loads of ot all over my lawn. Currently I'm teasing it out and dumping it but I have recently bought some Dorf Lawn food and Broadleaf weed killer which I'm trying. Anyone know if this weed is susceptible to the treatment or have I wasted my money.  It comes as a small pellet and you dose it 35grms to the square yard.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685

    Wild Ajuga reptans or bugle.Its a native wild flower.   I let it grow in mine and mow around it when flowering because the bees like it.

    The weedkiller will get it, and the odd buttercup in there.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,407

    It's Selfheal.(prunella vulgaris) I have it in my lawn too, but I think it is pretty!There are two camps for what makes a good lawn though, and it seems to follow the gender divide quite closelyimage

    It likes damp shady soil best, so improving the drainage by aerating would probably help reduce the amount that grows, though the weedkiller should work. I wouldn't know, never use the stuff, still have a garden!

    Last edited: 27 July 2017 11:40:46

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685

    Buttercup days is right, it is self heal or Prunella vulgaris.   Rest of above still applies.

  • Mr chipsMr chips Posts: 11

    Thanks guys. I tend to agree, when it's flowering it's quite nice and my bees do like it, it's just that it's taking the grass out it's growing so thickly so I'm just trying to thin it out a bit to give the grass a chance.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    This is what it will do. If you want to thin it out, you will need to rake your area and cut the lawn. Then spike the areas and then work in lawn sand. If you do this, you will see it thinning out slowly.

  • Mr chipsMr chips Posts: 11

    Thanks Borderline.

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