The UK is currently going through a bit of a cold snap. Dubbed 'The Beast from the East 2' because of its resemblance to the cold wave that hit Great Britain and Ireland in 2018, this bout of chilly weather has already covered some areas in snow, and there's reportedly more on the way.
You might have noticed a gradual change over the last week or so. It's taking longer to get dark in the evenings. The first few flowers are beginning to tentatively poke their heads out of the soil. Could it be that spring is in the air?
Happy February! This is an important time of year for your lawn - it's still winter out there, yes, but if you want to get your lawn ready for spring then now is the time to (ha ha) spring into action.
Daisies are a native, perennial plant that can be found in most lawns across the UK. Many of us have great memories of plucking these off the school field and creating daisy chains, but as cute as they are, daisies are considered a weed by most gardeners.
Knowing when daisies bloom can help you be prepared for their emergence so you can deal with them quickly and efficiently! So, when do daisies bloom?
What time of year do daisies bloom?
Like most plants, daisies bloom seasonally. The first daisies start to emerge in spring (March) and the last daisies of the year bloom at the start of autumn (October) when the weather starts to get colder again.
If autumn/winter happens to be very mild one year, daisies can continue to bloom all year round, but their most prevalent blooming months are April to June when growing conditions are perfect.
Daisies are one of the most common lawn weeds because they can grow pretty much anywhere. Whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, aerated or compacted, daisies will find a way to bloom. It's important that you keep your eye out for daisy blooms and choose a daisy management strategy that works for you.
How can I manage daisies blooming in my lawn?
If you want to manage the daisies in your lawn there are a few different approaches you can take. For small patches of daisies, you should be able to remove them by hand using a sharp gardening tool eg. shears.
To remove larger patches of daisies, you should mow your lawn regularly. Bear in mind that mowing the lawn is great for removing the daisy blooms, but it might not prevent the daisies from spreading to other areas of your garden in the future. Any daisy heads that land on the soil could germinate and create a new daisy problem.
Read more: How to Remove Daisies from Your Lawn
Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we offer professional weed removal services that will help you get a daisy infestation under control in no time! Give us a call on 0800 111 4958 if you have any questions.
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