What is a weed?

A weed is a plant growing in an area that we don’t want it to. In our case, a weed is any plant that is not a grass plant. 

Where do they come from?

Weeds can grow from seeds which land on your lawn. Seeds can end up on your lawn via many different ways, such as through the wind or from passing birds.

Weeds can also creep into your lawn from surrounding flower beds.

Why are they a problem?

Apart from being unsightly, weeds are generally much hardier than grass plants. They can survivie for much longer during periods of drought, and will constantly compete for space and nutrients.

How does Green Man Lawn Care control weeds?

At each Seasonal Treatment, our Local Lawn Expert will identify which weeds are present and use the appropriate application to control them. This liquid application is sprayed over your entire lawn. It will only control weeds in your lawn and will not affect any plants that are members of the grass plant family.

Can Green Man Lawn Care rid my lawn of weeds completely?

At each treatment, your Local Lawn Expert will be able to control a large portion of the weeds that are present in your lawn at the time of application. Some weeds are hardier than others and require multiple applications before they are under control. Some require a different type of application completely.

As we are unable to prevent new weeds growing in your lawn following each application, you should always expect weeds to grow in-between treatments.

My lawn still has weeds, even after the weed control has been applied?

Depending on several factors, it is not always possible to control every variety of weed that is growing in your lawn at the time of application. Different weeds will have differing reactions to our weed control application depending on the time of year. Some may only wilt and some may have no effect at all. This is why we carry out three different weed control applications throughout the spring, early summer and late summer applications. Also, some weeds require a different approach and require different treatments to control them. One of the most difficult common lawn weeds to control is Speedwell. Information can be found here.. https://greenmanlawncare.co.uk/speedwells/

Is there anything I need to know after a weed-control application?

1. Do not cut your lawn for two days after a weed-control application. This will allow the plant to absorb the weed control.

2. Do not use the lawn for two hours following an application of weed control. This is to ensure that the application is as effective as possible. Any use of the lawn can knock or rub the application off the surface of the weeds.

It's autumn, and my lawn has weeds!

If we experience a warmer than average autumn, not only will your lawn continue to grow, but new weeds will also grow. As it may have been some time since your Late Summer treatment (your last weed control treatment), your lawn may have become infested with weeds again. If you would like us to apply a weed control in the autumn, please contact us and we will arrange this for you.

How do I know if the weed-control application has worked?

Within the first seven to ten days (although this may be longer, depending on the weather) the weeds in your lawn will start to twist and can often look like they are growing faster than normal. Flowers will start to close and will eventually dry out. Over the following weeks, the weeds that were present in the lawn at the time of application will eventually die back. If there are no changes to the weeds that were present in your lawn within 3 weeks of the weed control application, we’ll arrange for a follow up treatment free-of-charge.

If you control all the weeds in my lawn, my lawn will look very bare!

A lawn is meant to consist of grass plants only. When we control the weeds, the grass plants have the opportunity to grow into the areas where the weeds once were. In some cases, if weed growth has been especially excessive, you might be left with some bare patches on your lawn, which will need repairing. We can advise you on what is required each time we visit to carry out a treatment.