There are a number of weed control options available to treat lawn weeds. In addition to traditional weedkillers there are now also a range of more natural alternatives.
If you have a severe weed problem that covers much of the lawn, it might be best to kill the whole lawn with a weedkiller, and then start again from scratch.
Otherwise, use a lawn weedkiller. These are selective and, if applied correctly as per the manufacturer’s instructions, differentiate between the thin, upright growth of grasses and the larger leaves of broad-leaved weeds. This means they kill the weeds, but leave the grass unharmed. Obviously, because of this, they have no effect on coarse-leaved grasses.
If there are only one or two weeds present, spray them as soon as possible with a handy, ready-to-use lawn weedkiller.
Where weed cover is more extensive, it will be easier and quicker to treat the whole lawn. Granular and liquid weed and feeds are available or use a liquid lawn weedkiller.
Use lawn weedkillers from late spring to late summer when the grass and weeds are actively growing. Choose a day when rain isn’t forecast – the longer the weedkiller remains on the leaf the better. Don’t mow the lawn for at least three days before treatment, to give the weeds plenty of time to produce a good leaf area to treat. And don’t mow the grass for at least three days after treatment to give the weedkiller plenty of time to get to work.
Use weedkillers safely. Always read the label and product information before use.