Spraying weeds with herbicide

SHORT ANSWER: When we treat weeds with our broad-spectrum systemic herbicides, they usually die and decompose within 14 days.

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Lawn care can be a lucrative business. UK homeowners like their grass green and healthy, so professional lawn maintenance services are always in high demand.

If you're thinking of entering the lawn care industry, you may be tempted to purchase a franchise in order to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible. But the franchise route is rarely the best option; setting up your own lawn care business from scratch may sound like an intimidating prospect, but the results are likely to be preferable in the long run.

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Lawns have been popular among British homeowners for well over a century (read our blog on the history of lawns to learn how this happened). But the hectic pace of modern life can sometimes make it difficult to give one's lawn the care and attention it requires, and so a lot of people are now swapping the green, green grass of home for paving slabs and other hard landscaping materials that require relatively little upkeep.

Grass vs paving

Grass photo from Pixabay; paving photo from PrimaPorcelain.

If you're thinking of doing up your garden, you may be torn between the all-natural appeal of grass and the relative convenience of paving stones. To help you make up your mind, here are some pros and cons of both lawns and patios...

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Grass in summer

Summer is officially underway - with any luck, the next few months will bring lots of barbecues, ball games, and beers in the back garden.

But while summer is lots of fun for humans, this season can be tough on grass. Lawns have a tendency to dry out in summer, which can be frustrating if you're someone who takes a lot of pride in your home's beautiful green lawn.

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A couple of weeks ago, we received an email from a customer in Swansea named Mr M. He was concerned about a weed that was threatening to take over his lawn - here's the photo he sent us:

Parsley piert lawn weed

Mr M had noticed this weed before, but this year, it was appearing in far more spots - and in far greater quantities. The weed network had substantial roots that were proving difficult to pull out, and worryingly, weed control treatments didn't seem to be helping.

So Mr M contacted Lawn & Weed Expert with two questions: what was this stubborn weed, and was there anything we could do about it?

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