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Weed Growing Through Lawn

Hi,

We have recently upsized to a new property from our terraced house and now have a reasonable sized lawn. Being an absolute novice at all this, I noticed some form of weed growing through the lawn and decided to use some feed and weed (evergreen 4 in 1) which has failed to make any sort of impact at all.

Could anyone identify what I'm dealing with from the photo, and the best course of treatment to get rid of it?

I've recently seen small blue flowers within it

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Any help appreciated! Thanks in advance

Last edited: 30 May 2017 13:26:38

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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    look like viola's, but a decent weed and feed should have knocked them on the head, I would reapply and focus on the problem areas, you may have applied too lightly.

  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,117

    Careful with OD'ing on the 4 in 1 though or you'll be in danger of joining the many who have damaged their lawns. 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    You should be able just to pick it off. Pick a nice sunny day and sit on your lawn picking the little wiry stems out. Otherwise buy a spray bottle of lawn weedkiller and just spray the patches. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,443

    How long ago did you apply the weed and feed?  It can take a while for the effect to be noticed.  Don't reapply unless you are sure that you under applied in the first place.

  • SJG123SJG123 Posts: 2
    KT53 says:

    How long ago did you apply the weed and feed?  It can take a while for the effect to be noticed.  Don't reapply unless you are sure that you under applied in the first place.

    See original post

    About 3-4 weeks ago. I applied with the drop dispenser at the manufacturers recommended level but as shown its not made much of an impact. Its made an impact on the healthy areas of grass which are shooting up and browned / killed off the present moss which I have since raked out.

    Maybe a lawn weedkiller might do the trick.

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,157

    Violas in the lawn are kinda nice in spring when they flower.  Unless you want a perfect tennis court type lawn, I would leave them and be happy with the flowers in spring.....just my opinion and some people will disagree.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
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