Did you know that more than 500 species of weeds are threatening lawns in the UK? Not only do weeds make your lawn look unsightly, but they will also compete with your grass for light, water and nutrients.
Weed development is inevitable in the life of any lawn. Even when installing your lawn from the start, there are seeds already lying in wait in the soil which will grow into weeds. And of course, any water you provide for the growth of your lawn will also benefit the weeds that are there.
Many will apply weed killer when they spot weeds taking over a new lawn. However, it’s important to understand that many species of weed are annual, meaning they will only be present on a lawn for one season. Other weeds cannot recover from mowing, and so doing so regularly will also keep your lawn free of weeds. Really, there is no need to pay attention to the weeds growing in new turf until a year after it’s been seeded.
Those with established lawns may have issues with several kinds of weeds that are not affected by mowing. These include creeping weeds, broad-leaf weeds and weed grasses.
Creeping Weeds will spread across a lawn horizontally. Some of the most common creeping weeds are buttercups and clover. Some lawns will also suffer from the infestation of trefoils, cat’s ear and chick-weed.
Broad-leaf Weeds like daisies, dandelions, thistles and plantains have flat and broad leaves in a rosette configuration and tend to grow taller and faster than the grass of a lawn. These and other broad-leaf weeds such as sorrel and hawkweed are all perennials and have deep roots, which make digging them out futile. Even a fragment of a root left in the soil is enough to start these weeds growing once again.
Weed Grasses are very coarse in appearance and can be unsightly when found on a lawn. Those grasses which sprout from seed, such as crabgrass and meadow grass can be difficult to control. Although these weed grasses require experience to identify, they are all treated in the same way: by digging them out.
Call Lawn3 to Rid Your Lawn of Weeds
Lawn3 professionals not only have the expertise to identify the weeds that may be lurking in your lawn, but they also know which weed treatment will work best. If weeds are preventing you from enjoying your lawn to the fullest, call us on 01332 523856 today or email us from the contact page to claim your free lawn assessment.
This no-obligation offer will involve the identification of the weeds in your lawn and how severe they are. Also, treatment options will be recommended. We look forward to helping you get the most from your lawn.
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General Lawn Tips
At Lawn 3 there is nothing we like better than a lush, verdant lawn that looks great all year round. Read more…
Lawn3’s range of lawn care treatments allows you to achieve the lawn of your dreams. Read more…
Yes! Our fertilisers are slow-release and last for up to three months. This is twice as long as off-the-shelf products. We also apply the right products on your lawn at the right time of year, meaning zero waste. Not only does it cost less, but it requires far less effort than DIY.
Lawn 3 specialises in the treatment and restoration of your lawn. We offer several types of lawn treatment which are detailed below.
Mar\Apr – We apply spring fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
May\Jun – We apply early summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Jul\Aug – We apply late summer fertiliser and weed treatment to your lawn
Sept\Oct – We apply liquid iron treatment to your lawn to control moss and protect it over the winter
Nov – We apply crane fly (daddy long legs) treatment to your lawn to prevent infestation in the spring
These treatments can be included with your year-round treatment, or ordered independently.
Scarification – We remove moss and/or thatch from your lawn, which improves oxygen, water & nutrient levels in the soil
Aeration – This treatment improves drainage, provides space for root growth in your lawn, and allows nutrients and oxygen to the root zone
Miraclemoss – Our own organic moss control treatment, safe for pets, wildlife and your border plants
Pest Control – Chafer Grub treatments to rid your lawn of dead spots
Mowless – A treatment that reduces the speed of your lawn’s growth, reducing the need to mow and resulting in a much healthier lawn
Garden centre products are diluted so that no professional qualifications are required to buy or apply them. But this also means that they can be less effective when applied to your lawn. As well, many of these products are a mixture of lawn food, moss killer, greener and weed killer, which also compromises their effectiveness.
As well, garden centre products are designed to give a flush of growth so that you see visible results sooner. Unfortunately, much of the solution is too strong to be absorbed by your lawn and simply washes away. All of the operators at Lawn 3 are NPTC qualified, able to purchase and apply professional-strength fertilisers and weed killers to your lawn.
All of the products Lawn 3 applies are slow release, which allows a carefully regulated release of nutrients into the soil for a lawn that not only looks healthy on the surface, but really is healthy all the way from root to top.
Our Happy Clients
"Stephen Monk Lawn 3 has been looking after our lawn for nearly three years , and we are very pleased with the personal service he provides and the results achieved to date. Previously over a period of some last seven years we had a similar service from two other lawn care providers. In each case we decided, after a reasonable period, that they were not providing the service we had expected. We found Lawn 3 by an internet search, and were impressed by the personal service referred to in the website testimonials Our lawn has suffered for many years with red thread. We are currently nearly free of this thanks to Stephen. He takes considerable pride in his work and makes you feel your lawn is important to him. He is extremely approachable whilst providing a professional caring service often giving simple self help tips to improve the lawn. Thanks Stephen"
"Dear Steve, Lawn3 reseeded our lawn in the spring and we are very pleased with the result. Rather than a lawn filled with dandelions and Mind Your Own business we now have a beautiful thick green lawn - too nice to walk on! Steve is always helpful, keeps to his appointment times and has gone out of his way to give us extra advice. For anyone wondering whether to go for laying turf or seeding a lawn I would definitely recommend the latter. Our garden is shaded by a large tree so Steve has seeded with a shade tolerant grass seed - we are delighted. Thanks Steve"