The daisy is a perennial weed ubiquitous in closely mown lawns and turf throughout the UK. Daisies form a dense, flat rosette in the turf base, and they have spoon-shaped leaves.
The Flowers are white with a yellow center and are produced primarily from March to November. However, they have been known to flower throughout the year if the weather conditions are mild enough during the winter months.
Daisies are common on all soil types, including compacted lawns. They will tolerate close mowing, which makes the daisy a major nuisance on luxury lawns.
- If there are only a small number of plants, hand weeding with a daisy grubber or similar implement can prove very effective with daisies.
- If the problem is more severe, chemical treatment will be needed. If possible, only treat the infected area by spot treating the weed.
- Choose the appropriate selective weed killer that will have maximum effect at controlling this weed.
- A repeat treatment may be necessary about 6 weeks after the initial treatment as this weed can be difficult to kill in a single treatment.
- Once the weed has been removed or controlled, the bare area can be repaired with a mixture of suitable soil and grass seed to aid recovery.
- When using chemicals on the lawn, always wear the correct protective equipment and clothing and always follow the manufacturer’s health & safety recommendations and application guidelines.
For more information on the application of selective herbicides, please visit our Lawn Weeds page.