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Old Saturday 10th August 2013, 11:57
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Weed Infestation troughout Lawn

We have these weeds which look like small plants or seedings growing throughout our lawn. Each plant is connected below the lawn via vines. Please can you help with the identification and treament.

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Old Saturday 10th August 2013, 14:41
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Hi, have you tried mowing them off, do they return at all? I suspect that they are either:

Seedlings growing from seeds produced by a nearby tree

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A nearby tree has roots that run shallowly beneath the surface of the lawn and if caught by the mower blades, are able to send up new shoots. Do you know what trees/large shrubs you have growing nearby? Suspects could be Willow, Cherry and Poplar.

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You could mow regularly, if you do and they persist try treating them with a weedkiller such as Glyphosate Gel applied carefully only to the weed/plants. Alternatively apply a selective lawn weedkiller such as 'Resolva Lawn Weedkiller' to the whole of the affected area. This type of weedkiller will not harm grass but will kill broadleaved plants such as your weeds.

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Old Saturday 10th August 2013, 16:23
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Welcome to Gardener's Forum from Admin and the Moderators, DJJ.

They certainly look like seedlings from nearby trees or shrubs. OH tends to dig them out of our lawn - we get a lot of hornbeam seedlings in both the lawn and beds.
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Old Sunday 11th August 2013, 14:48
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All the chemicals that I was able to use to treat broad leaf weeds in my lawn have been banned (to all except golf courses and farmers who were the biggest users) Now we are allowed some natural concoction that is useless. Getting dandelions out means using a manual tool and that is time consuming. Other chemicals that kill off everything we can purchase but are given a notice to say that they are only allowed to kill off poison ivy etc. Glad "big Brother is looking after our interests!!!!!!
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Old Sunday 11th August 2013, 14:54
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Hi lakercapt, although many of the chemicals (weedkillers, insecticides and fungicides) that UK gardeners have used in the past have been withdrawn (rightly so because of their environmental impact) we are still left with a few we can still use. But I think in this case regular mowing should solve the problem.

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Old Tuesday 13th August 2013, 10:36
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Thank you very much for all your replies which have been helpful. I think we will dig around the whole circumference between the shrubs and the lawn to kill off the main supply to these seedlings via the suckers. Then we can keep the lawn mowed to stop regrowth.
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If you let them grow - between the annuals reseeding themselves and the perennials spreading, weeds outcompete the grass. When that happens, the solution is to level the playing field by first eliminating the invaders.
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Hi lakercapt, although many of the chemicals (weedkillers, insecticides and fungicides) that UK gardeners have used in the past have been withdrawn (rightly so because of their environmental impact) we are still left with a few we can still use. But I think in this case regular mowing should solve the problem.

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Hi Lakercapt

I agree that moving will weaken the plants, so the lawn has no need to be patched up with new grass seeds - mowing is a better option all round
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