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In the quest for the perfect lawn, you're probably wondering when and how to kill the weeds that relentlessly crop up, year after year! Timing your weed killer application perfectly can help ensure you kill the maximum amount of weeds & preserve the quality of your lawn. So when should you kill weeds in your lawn? Let's find out...
Weeds have a way of growing in places they shouldn't and one of their favourite spots to grow is between paving slabs. These little gaps create micro-climates where weeds can germinate and flourish! Removing weeds from a patio or driveway using a pressure washer might seem like a good idea, afterall, if you're cleaning the slabs anyway, why not use the powerful jets to eliminate the unwanted weeds? Well, there are a few problems that can occur when you try to remove weeds with a pressure washer and we're going to talk you through them today...
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:
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?
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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