weeds!

Have so many weeds in my lawn. Whats the best way of getting rid of them without starting again. HELP PLEASE! !!!
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  • You can buy selective weedkillers for lawns anywhere-or use a weed and feed.

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Cheers thanks. Was just hoping for a cheaper option! Going to have to shell out!image
  • dannyboy10dannyboy10 Posts: 127

    I have the same problem and I am going to buy a fiskas weed puller.

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    I just have loads of weeds! Have thought of weeding then seeding the patches. But it would take too long!
  • Have a look at Verdone,which you make up into a spray/can and water on. i use it to go after those weeds the weed and feed might miss. Yellow trefoil is a particular problem later as it colonises the spaces left when other weeds die. You can't win!! The weed and feed will encourage grass growth remarkably. Use a drop spreader in preference as it doesn't woosh the weedkiller over your plants.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,677

    The cheapest way to get rid of weeds in a lawn is to crawl on your hands and knees, methodically across it, with a small kitchen knife or sturdy pen knife, taking the weeds out.  Then scatter fertiliser and water in.   Your lawn will soon look fine.image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Bit pricey, but will last you for years, is a wolf-garten weeding knife.  Sharp at the end, and rounded, about 6 inches long (at the business end), ideal for getting tap root plants like dandelion and thistle out.  Make sure you get the metal one (I don't bother with plastic garden tools, as I tend to use lots of brute force and not sure if they'd snap).  You will also need to buy a handle, I'd suggest either the 15 cms one if you're going to be working on hands & knees, or the one with a long shaft and a D-shaped handle if you prefer working standing up, or have mobility problems.

    It's very good for chopping slugs in half, too.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,239

    It's only the weeds that keep my 'lawn' green in summer. Special thanks to white clover and self heal.

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Sounds like a plan to get on my hands and knees then! I do have allot of weeds though so it's going to look bare.....will fertiliser help the growth of runners? So I dont have to grass seed the bare patches?
  • I'm looking for a purse friendly option too, but crawling on my hands and knees isn't an option at the moment. I'm 6 months pregnant so cannt get down there very easily (and certainly can't get back up again!). Would love to have a beautiful green patch for after I pop. Have visions of sitting outside with sprog... Sigh...
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