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Weed ID reguired and which weedkiller?

Hi All,

I have a progressive problem on a shady south facing lawn where when I use Westland Aftercut All In One Lawn Feed, Weed & Moss Killer, the main culprit weeds seem to be fed rather than killed. Last year, the weeds in the photos Im about to show took over the spot where the moss died off, leaving me with more hardy and unsightly weeds. 

So, can anyone identify these weeds and the best lawn weedkiller?

There is also some clover like weeds as well. image

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,458

    Looks like buttercup. Could you dig it out? Otherwise a lawn weedkiller than isn’t an all in one should do it, but may need more than one go.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Looks like creeping buttercup, we have it here.  This link to the RHS gives several ways to remove it.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=784

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403

    That's Creeping Buttercup. I would take out as much as possible manually using a Daisy Grubber or even an old table fork and sharp knife. 

    Any small plants remaining and reappearing should be treated with glyphosate gel. Leave until they die off before mowing. 

    Mowing too soon after the application of a lawn weed killer often results in the weeds not being killed. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Wowzers thank you everyone, super fast. 

  • Granular lawn weed killers are rubbish. You need to get someone in to spray the lawn. Shouldn't cost much.

    Forget crawling about on hands and knees with a knife....that's for pensioners with nothing else to do!

    Last edited: 30 October 2017 08:18:56

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403

    image I may be a pensioner but I have plenty to do thank you ... And even with my dodgy knee I can still crawl across the lawn, Daisy Grubber in hand. Takes up much less time than getting into the car and driving to the GC to fetch weed killer and more environmentally friendly and infinitely cheaper too image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375

    The short-sighted and self-centred spraying of everything we humans don't want will bring the downfall of our species sooner or later.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,131

    In 2015 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans”.1 In a statement, the IARC said it based its conclusion on “limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer” and “convincing evidence” that glyphosate “can cause cancer in laboratory animals”.2

    Monsanto disagreed with the IARC’s verdict, citing “conclusions reached by regulatory authorities” in various countries that glyphosate does not cause cancer.3 However, the studies on which these regulatory authorities based their verdicts were conducted or commissioned by pesticide companies in support of their applications for regulatory authorizations. The studies themselves are kept secret from the public and independent scientists and are based on old, outdated methodologies.

    YOU PAYS YOUR MONEY AND YOU TAKES YOUR CHOICE.

    AS SOMEONE WHO HAS AN INCURABLE FORM OF CANCER WHICH IS CAUSED BY A GENETIC MUTATION THOUGHT TO LINKED TO PESTICIDES/HERBICIDES/SOMETHING CREATED IN A LABORATORY, MY MONEY IS ON THE DAISY GRUBBER AND OLD KITCHEN KNIFE METHOD.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Shame that cutting them out with a knife invariably leaves root fragments in place that grow back!

    A lot of people know very little about weed killer. For example, you'd never use glyphosate on lawn weeds when spraying!

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,131

    MY POST WAS A GENERAL SUPPORT OF NUTCUTLET'S COMMENT. NOT AN ATTACK ON GLYPHOSATE PER SE.

    I RECOMMEND "THE SILENT SPRING" BY RACHEL CARSON TO ANYONE WHO USES WEEDKILLERS OF ANY KIND.

    IT'S A VERY, VERY OLD BOOK, WRITTEN BEFORE THE SCIENTISTS WHO DREAMED UP GLYPHOSATE AND THE LIKE WERE EVEN BORN.

    A BUTTERCUP'S ROOTS WILL NOT REGROW IF YOU USE THE CORRECT  KNIFE  AND USE IT CORRECTLY.

    Last edited: 30 October 2017 09:26:14

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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