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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: New Lawn with Charlock Problem Reply with quote

Hi, I have a new lawn that was sown about 6 weeks ago and the grass is coming along nicely. The problem is Charlock or as it is also known around these parts, Praiseach Bhuí. Some of it has flowered and by this I mean a few dozen over a quarter of an acre lawn, but the rest is around 6-8 inches in height and is at the leafy stage. I`m not sure what`s the best approach at this stage and I would really appreciate a bit of advice on how to get rid of it. Thank You in Advance. Question Question Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will grow to the height of yourself.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not wory about it, it is an annual plant and once you cut your lawn that will be the end of it.It probably grew from seed already in the ground and when you tilled your soil for planting the lawn you brought it to the surface where it recieved light and rain and germinated. As a matter of intrest seed like these only need to be planted on the surface of soil to germinate, people always bury seed too deep.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it really bothers you, and there are only a manageable number, you can buy these 'touch and kill' products that we see on TV. Walk round the lawn, touch each plant and they should each wilt and die without affecting anything around them. I presume, by Charlock, you mean what is also known as Kilk or, more widely since it has been grown for margarine production, Oil Seed Rape? It shouldn't cause you too much trouble unless, of course, you let it flower and go to seed.
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