Lawns: weed control

One gardener’s weedy lawn is another's wildflower meadow. The more plants grow in your lawn, the more biodiverse it will be. If you really want to remove the plants you consider weeds, try hand weeding first and, as a last resort, selective lawn weedkillers are available to use.

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Clover in lawns - what is the best weedkiller to use? Credit: RHS/Advisory

Quick facts

Common name Various
Botanical name Various
Areas affected Lawns
Main causes Weeds with creeping stems or seeds
Timing Treat from spring to early summer or dig out in autumn

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