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Newly sown lawn - weed control

I have sown a new lawn approximately 2 months ago.  It has got a lot of chickweed  and docks through it.
Should I tackle this now before it spreads throughout the lawn or wait until later in season?

If now, what should I use on it - Weedol?



  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,045
    I wouldn't use weedkiller on such a new lawn unless you can carefully paint it on to just the weed leaves, which might be possible for the docks but I can't imagine treating chickweed that way.
    Weedol is a brand which has lots of different types of weedkillers - which one are you thinking of?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    Regular mowing - not too short, will be fine for the rest of the season.
    It's usually recommended not to use any weedkillers on new lawns in the first year.
    It can be annoying, especially as weeds can seed in, but you could carefully paint onto the dock leaves, as @JennyJ says, but the chickweed would be impossible. Constant mowing should keep it at bay, and unless it's allowed to seed, it shouldn't survive winter.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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