We’ve put together a list of the most common weeds in lawns. Knowing what you have to kill is the first step in getting your lawn back in shape. We hope this guide helps you do just that!
Produces painful prickles. Easy to kill if treated at the right time. Mid August to late October is best but no later as the seed burrs will develop. Use Bindii specific herbicide.
Can be quite common but easy to eradicate with broadleaf weed killer. Regular mowing stops it from producing flowers and then reseeding.
Rarely issue in healthy lawns as prefer sparse areas in turf and gardens. Cannot re-grow after leafy part removed so regular mowing or hoeing will control.
Very difficult to eradicate as it multiplies by seed very quickly in summer. Deal with as soon as noticed. Maintaining a healthy lawn is best way to reduce infestations.
One of the most common of weeds in lawn. Easy to eradicate with a broadleaf weed killer. If only a few, pull out by hand but ensure to get taproot as well.
Can be major problem in lawns as grows from tiny corms which continue to multiply. Paint with glyphosate to eradicate. May need 2-3 applications.
Commonly emerge in areas that rarely disturbed. Easily pulled out by hand or spot sprayed with glyphosate. Avoid allowing seed heads to form.
Quickly spreads throughout garden by seeds so it is important to eradicate before prickles form and seeds set. Can be hand weeded or sprayed with clover killer.
Broadleaf weed that is easy to control. Similar to dandelion but with hairy leaves. Can be pulled out by hand or controlled with broadleaf weed killer.
Can be an eyesore in lawn and can smother entire areas if left unchecked. Often sign of low nitrogen in soil so fertilise area. Easy to control with clover specific herbicide.
Often mistaken for clover but this weed is more aggressive. Use herbicide for clover but may need 2-3 treatments. Use glyphosate if weeds in garden beds.
Summer grower with a couch like runner system. It can be difficult to kill so 2-3 treatments may be necessary. Paint with glyphosate.
All fleabanes produce lots of seeds so pull out or treat whilst young. Spot treat with glyphosate. If large and woody, the best option is to remove by hand.
Germinates in May-June. Must be tackled early as once established is difficult to treat. Use product designed for Winter Grass. After heavy infestations, consider aerating lawn.
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