Lawn weeds are a year-round nuisance, but they can be particularly pesky in the summertime. Long, warm days create ideal growing conditions for many varieties of weed, and periods of drought can limit your lawn's ability to compete with other plants.

Lawn with bindweed

Photo by wht_wolf9653 (Flickr)

Here are some common UK lawn weeds that tend to flower during the summer:

 

Field bindweed

Convolvulus arvensis

  • Look for small trumpet-shaped flowers
  • White or pink colour
  • Flowers between June and September

 

Creeping cinquefoil

Potentilla reptans

  • Look for bright yellow flowers and green leaves
  • Runners radiating from a main tap root
  • Flowers June to September

 

Yarrow

Achillea millifolium

  • Look for pink/white flowers
  • Greyish-green leaves
  • Flowers from early summer onwards

 

Ragwort

Senecio jacobaea

  • Look for clusters of yellow flowers
  • Finely-divided leaves at the base of the plant
  • Flowers between July and October

 

Ground elder

Aegopodium podagraria

  • Look for flat-headed white flowers
  • Similar appearance to elder tree flowers (hence the name)
  • Flowers May to August

 

Horsetail

Equisetum arvense

  • Look for shoots standing upright
  • Shoot terminates in a cone that produces spores
  • Appears in summer / autumn

 

These are just some of the weeds you may find in your lawn this summer. If you need help getting your garden weeds under control, be sure to contact Lawn & Weed Expert - we'll be more than happy to arrange a FREE lawn survey.

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