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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Weed in grass

Hi, See the title, a bit off topic, I have a weed in my grass and would like to know what it is, and maybe someone has an idea how to get rid of it. At the moment I pull it out or use a strimmer on the larger surfaces, then reseed to get the grass back. This creates a moon landscape weeks on end...

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

The moon:

wristpin Fri, 17/09/2021

Correct in assuming that you don’t wish to use weed killers ?

One way to tackle it is to use a high nitrogen fertiliser such as Growmore,  in the spring in the hope that the consequent grass growth will choke the weed but you may need to mow twice or three times a week. 

Have to say that it’s looking a bit like one area of my grass that’s coming under attack from moles, badgers and squirrels - and, I saw a rabbit last week.

Clive1997 Fri, 17/09/2021

Well Angus, just attract a few deer & you can open up wildlife tours, you must have some very appetising grass.

Gnasha Sat, 18/09/2021

I have a similar landscape in summer months, as a result of owning a dog ...................................

wristpin Sat, 18/09/2021

Well Angus, just attract a few deer & you can open up wildlife tours, you must have some very appetising grass.

There are wild wild boar in the area but as yet they haven’t found me !  I’m not a lover of Americanisms  but  wild life is far too gentile a term, definitely destructive CRITTERS !

 

wristpin Sat, 18/09/2021

I knew that I had this chart somewhere and have just spent a couple of hours looking for it. Not time wasted as there's been a lot of binning and shredding along the way!

wristpin Sun, 19/09/2021

Why do you have a diagram of my garden, Angus?

Pigeon cam!  However Henno's weed needs to grow a bit for any chance of identification.

 

MikeD Sun, 19/09/2021

for your grass the best bet is to get in touch with the I O G OR INSTITUTE OF GROUNSMEN.THEY KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT THAN MOST OF US .ALSO THEY ARE A PROFESSIONAL BODY AND ARE WORLDWIDE.

wristpin Wed, 22/09/2021

What's macro setting...?

Ultra close up but only if your camera has that facility - I think!

DJD Fri, 24/09/2021

Modern digital cameras automatically go to macro setting when you get to within a few inches of a subject. At least my last three did and does.