couch grass

I have a lot of couch in my new lawn, I was digging it out but have small patches everywhere, I am now trying to pull it out as it has not had the chance to deep root.  I think it must be from seed when I dug the ground over. any advice would be helpful. many thanks.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    When your new lawn is tough enough to withstand a good raking with a spring tine lawn rake, rake it over in different directions (at 90 degrees to each other) that will  raise the couch grass and you'll be able to mow it out - it can't withstand mowing if you give it that treatment each time.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Agree with Dove,you will need to be a bit patient,no quick fix,but you should get rid of it eventually.

  • bluejanbluejan Posts: 80

    when is tough enough dove, its pretty thick( like me), it has had two cuts. thanks

  • bluejanbluejan Posts: 80

    Another thought, I have an electric lawn rake could I use that on a high setting.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    As Verdun has just said, I'd go ahead now  Bluejan - but be gentle with it, just lift the grass, don't scarify the soil - the roots are still only  babies.  You'll soon get rid of that couch image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • bluejanbluejan Posts: 80

    Thanks so much for advice tried it on my front lawn today could not believe how much couch was there, when I raked it it all stood up to get chopped off,  can you tell me how it works exactly, does it weaken the root system and eventually die. many thanks

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